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Do Kim

The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership
Do Kim is president of The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership, a nonprofit dedicated to providing Koreatown youth with the tools and opportunities to become future leaders.  For over twenty-five years, Do has trained thousands of youth to use community organizing to empower themselves and their community.  Do was a member of the Black-Korean Alliance, a coalition of African American and Korean American community leaders dedicated to resolving conflicts between Korean American merchants and African American customers.  In the wake of Sa-i-gu (Korean for 4-2-9, meaning April 29, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest), he worked with the Korean American Inter-Agency Council to provide relief efforts to affected Korean American merchants.  Aside from his community work, he is also a civil right attorney, specializing in police misconduct, prisoner abuse, employment discrimination, wage theft, and human rights.  Do graduated from Harvard College with a joint degree in Afro-American Studies and Sociology and attended UCLA School of Law, where he concentrated in Critical Race Studies and the Program in Public Interest Law & Policy.  Do immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of three and has been a life-long resident of Koreatown.