KoreanAmericanStory.org

KoreanAmericanStory.org

KoreanAmericanStory.org was founded to capture, preserve and share stories of the Korean American (KA) experience through the power of storytelling. We do this through a variety of mediums to provide an authentic view of our humanity, educate and celebrate the diversity of the KA community. Legacy Project, is an oral

KoreanAmericanStory.org

KoreanAmericanStory.org was founded to capture, preserve and share stories of the Korean American (KA) experience through the power of storytelling. We do this through a variety of mediums to provide an authentic view of our humanity, educate and celebrate the diversity of the KA community. Legacy Project, is an oral history recording of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, biracial, adopted and LGBTQ KAs. K-Pod podcast features KAs in arts and culture. ROAR Story slam is an in-person spoken word poetry slam held across the country. We believe our diverse first-person narratives are critical to bridge-building and humanizing our collective KA community.

About the Organization:

KoreanAmericanStory.org was founded to capture, preserve and share stories of the Korean American (KA) experience through the power of storytelling. We do this through a variety of mediums to provide an authentic view of our humanity, educate and celebrate the diversity of the KA community. Legacy Project, is an oral history recording of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, biracial, adopted and LGBTQ KAs. K-Pod podcast features KAs in arts and culture. ROAR Story slam is an in-person spoken word poetry slam held across the country. We believe our diverse first-person narratives are critical to bridge-building and humanizing our collective KA community.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

11-15 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

Pennsylvania

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

11-15 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

Pennsylvania

The Issue:

The United States, and particularly AAPI communities, have reached a critical moment in time as we’ve experienced an uptick in Anti-Asian violence and harassment. Stop AAPI Hate reported 6,603 incidents between March 2020-2021. We can no longer sit on the sidelines while mainstream media omits our voices and misappropriates our experiences. Now is the time to memorialize our experiences—past and present—in a meaningful way that will build bridges with other AAPI, BIPOC and non-BIPOC communities to shape a lasting narrative.

The Solution:

KoreanAmericanStory.org’s Legacy Project (LP) records first-person narratives of the Korean American experience. LP was our first program when we were founded 11 years ago with the vision of preserving the experiences of 1st generation KAs who lived during Japanese colonialism and Korean war, to document their immigrant journey in the United States. We’ve expanded to include the voices of 1.5, 2nd, 3rd generation, adoptees, biracial and LGBTQ KAs. KoreanAmericanStory.org is intentionally progressive and inclusive to include sub-communities left out of the broader Asian American narrative. We challenge our own community to face difficult topics and seek to educate outside of the KA and AA community through storytelling. Our LP series featuring adoptees call attention to theKA suicide rate that is four times the national average. Our recently filmed an LP series “LP:#MeToo” features KA survivors of sexual assault and/or harassment. We have recorded 200 LPs to date.

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