Program Manager / Youth, Family, & Equity Services San Diego Public Library
San Diego Public Library hosted Korean American Heritage Celebrations in 2022 and 2023 and a Kimchi Day Celebration event in 2022, which attracted 665 participants. During the events, attendees learned about Korean culture and heritage, discovered Korean art forms, learned how to make Korean foods, and engaged in traditional interactive activities.
The programs stemmed from the library’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee’s commitment to monthly cultural programming and mission to foster learning and growth of cultural awareness and inclusion.
With funding support from a community partner, the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, the success of the programs warranted a demand for an annual Korean American Heritage celebration in the community.
* Presentation Learning Outcomes 1. Initiate and implement cultural programming at their institutions based on their communities, staff, budget, and size.
2. Determine where and how to acquire funding for programming by building relationships and networking with community partners.
3. Plan and conduct programming rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles.