Voices of Diversity, April 25th, 2007
Photographer: Callie Shanafelt
Pictures from locally produced discussion show, Voices of Diversity.
Executive Producer: Callie Shanafelt
Local, National, and International Korean Issues
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
Korea has been in the news recently because of last week’s Virgina Tech shootings. Mainstream media outlets have been focusing a lot, and some critics say too much, attention to Seung-Hui Cho’s Korean ethnicity. All over the U.S., there are reports of hate crimes being perpetuated on Korean Americans.
On the international level, the long debated Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement or FTA has finally been accepted by the two countries’ negotiating trade bodies. We’ll be talking about the implications of this FTA, if it becomes law.
Seattle is home to a growing Korean population. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Koreans are the third largest Asian group behind Chinese and Filipinos. Within King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, Koreans made up the fastest-growing Asian group. Tonight, the discussion is on Korean issues both local and international.
Hosts: Joaquin Uy and Soheyla Shakerine