“WHY WE FIGHT” KUE’s 2nd Annual Banquet


KUE’s 2nd Annual Banquet

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 6-8:30pm

Immanual Presbyterian Church – 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Dear Friends,

Koreans United for Equality (KUE) is excited to invite you to our second annual banquet.  This year’s theme is “Why We Fight.”  Since our formation in 2008, we have been fighting to increase the visibility of LGBTQ Koreans/Korean Americans, provide resources, and promote education of LGBTQ-related issues in the Korean community.  Some of our achievements from the past year include:

  • Safe Space – monthly safe space gatherings and socials, Safe Space retreat
  • Community Education – LGBTQ workshop for Korean American high school students; facilitating LGBTQ-related discussions with ally organizations from the Korean community; internal education on the politics of language, “what is an ally,” and transgender rights; development of a “KUE FAQ”; translation of an LGBTQ and faith document; writing OpEd pieces for Korean media in support of LGBTQ rights in the context of the FAIR Educ Act
  • Outreach and Recruitment: Long Beach Pride; L.A. Pride; AIDS Walk; May Day; sponsorship of Tuesday Night Café; membership socials; participation at the NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance) and Creating Change conferences

As another exciting year ends, we would like to invite you to a night of celebration and reflection on why we fight.  We are a grass-roots, purely volunteer-based organization and this event is our sole fundraising event of the year.  Funds raised at our banquet will be used for continued programming through the end of 2012.  Please help sustain the work we do! 

Tickets are $25 and the evening will include delicious Korean food, musical performances (including a special guest performance by SKIMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoEpT765hs0), a play about Queereans and special guest speakers (including a keynote by Jules Sohn).  Please RSVP your ticket(s) today by emailing info@kue-la.org.  If you can’t attend the event, but would like to make a donation to KUE, please email info@kue-la.org.  Also, please contact us if if you would like to attend, but don’t have $25 — maybe you can help us set up or clean up for a free ticket?  :)

We thank you for your commitment to equality, social justice, and helping to build the LGBTQ movement in the Korean community.
Please feel free to forward any questions about this year’s banquet to info@kue-la.org.
On behalf of all of us at KUE, thank you for your continued support!

Koreans United for Equality
info@kue-la.org (General)
qksafespace@gmail.com (Safe Space)
(818) 660-5835

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