The Consulate General of Israel, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and Artists 4 Israel will unveil a mural celebrating diversity and solidarity against hate on Monday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Korean American Federation’s parking lot, 981 S. Western Ave.
The unveiling ceremony will include a Korean drumming performance by Hwarang Youth Foundation and remarks by elected officials. The city of Los Angeles has experienced a significant increase in hate crimes in 2021, according to law enforcement authorities. The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest, KAFLA and Artists 4 Israel have partnered to create this mural in response to the unprecedented rise in anti-Asian hate and antisemitism.
“This partnership with the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and Artists 4 Israel represents the needed efforts to show all communities that we all stand together to combat any form of hate and discrimination,” Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest Dr. Hillel Newman said. “We are honored that the Israeli government stands with us to speak out against division,” KAFLA President James An added.
For information, visit kafla.org.