25 Years After the Fires: Events and Projects Marking the 1992 LA Civil Uprisings


Sa-I-Gu: The LA Uprisings 25 Years Later – Witnessing the Past, Envisioning our Future
UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Flashpoint 2017: 25 Years after the LA Uprising
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Forward LA: Race, Arts and Inclusive Place-Making After the 1992 Civil Unrest
University of Southern California

4.29.92 – 25 Years Later Remix
Holman United Methodist Church & KW Lee Center for Leadership

Panel Discussions:

The Afterlife of April 29, 1992 & the Fight for Racial Justice in South Los Angeles
UC Riverside

Beauty of South LA” part of the “LA Uprising Panel Series”
Community Coalition

Can We All Get Along? 25 Years Later
California African American Museum

Civil Unrest: Then and Now” part of the “LA Uprising Panel Series”
Community Coalition

The Fires that Still Burn – Community Discussion and Artifact Show
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance  (KIWA)

Latasha Harlans and the Victimization of Black Girls” part of ‘#HerDreamDeferred’ Series
African American Policy Forum and the Hammer Museum

Solidarity: A Panel on Black/Brown Unity” part of “LA Uprising Panel Series”
Community Coalition

State of Emergency: The Riots 25 Years Later
Los Angeles Public Library

Women in the Movement” part of “LA Uprising Panel Series”
Community Coalition

Exhibits and Collections:

Los Angeles Riots, 1992” part of the ‘Place’ Series
Los Angeles Archivists Collective

No Justice, No Peace:  LA 1992
California African American Museum

Re-Imagine Justice: A Living Art Exhibit on the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Uprising
Community Coalition

Community Mobilizations:

Joint Statement of Unity to Commemorate 4/29/92
Authors: Anti-Defamation League, Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles Police Department, and Los Angeles Urban League, with multiple supporting organizations

Los Angeles Peace Parade” – Remembrance Ceremony and March on 4/29/17 at Seoul International Park to Olympic and Normandie
Presented by: World Special Federation

SAIGU Campaign” – 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots Closing Commemorative Service on 4/29/17 at Oriental Mission Church, Koreatown
Presented by: Korean Churches for Community Development soon to be Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

South LA is the Future” – Community March, Rally, and FutureFest Concert on 4/29/17 at the Corner of Florence and Normandie to 81st and Vermont in South LA
Presented by: South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities Collaborative (South LA BHC)

Multi-Media Events, Productions, and Projects:

Burn, Mother***er, Burn”, A documentary film
Sacha Jenkins – Showtime

Gook” – Film
Justin Chon – LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

“KTown 92:” An interactive documentary
Grace Lee – Project Director

LA92:” An all-archive documentary film
Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin – National Geographic Channel

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later:” A documentary film
John Singleton – A&E Channel

Let It Fall: LA 1982-92:” A documentary film
John Ridley – ABC Television

The Lost Tapes: LA Riots:” A documentary film
Tom Jennings – Smithsonian Channel

Made in America: O.J. Simpson
ESPN Films – ‘30 for 30’ Documentary Series

Rodney King:” Adaptation of one-man stage production
Roger Guenveur Smith and Spike Lee – Netflix

Sa-I-Gu: From Korean Women’s Perspective
Chris Choi, Dai-Sil Kim, and Elaine Kim
Center for Asian American Media

Wet Sand:  Voices from LA:” Film
Dai-Sil Kim-Gibson & Center for Asian American Media – LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Youth Voices:

Young Authors Book Project 2017: Student Essays on the 25th Anniversary of the LA Uprisings
826LA and Locke High School

Action Civics Showcase: Youth Led Solutions to Community Issues
Action Civics LA and Office of Councilman David Ryu at LA City Hall – Tom Bradley Tower


If you would like to make our office aware of an event commemorating or examining the issues, root causes, community impacts, and legacy of Sa-I-Gu/LA Civil Uprisings, please e-mail us at rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu

Updated: April 19, 2017