April 17, 2007 Contacts: Eun Sook Lee, NAKASEC, 323-937-3703
Immediate ReleaseYuSoung Mun, YKASEC, 718-460-5600
Dae Joong Yoon, KRC, 323-937-3718
Becky Belcore, KRCC, 773-506-9158
STATEMENT ON THE VIRGINIA TECH. SHOOTINGS
(Los Angeles, CA) â€“ The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, NAKASEC, and our affiliates in Los Angeles (Korean Resource Center), in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center), and Flushing, NY (YKASEC – Empowering the Korean American Community) extend our deepest condolences to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. We join all Americans in mourning the lives lost as a result of the school shooting that took place yesterday.
Our hearts go out to the victims, their family members and friends. This unspeakable tragedy hurts all of us. As a community, Korean Americans will come together to provide the support and resources needed for the students, their families, the faculty and the staff at Virginia Tech. to overcome the grief and pain that overwhelms them all at this moment.
From Colombine to last fall’s shooting in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, school shootings & gun violence continue. The Korean American community will join the efforts of others in tackling the root causes of these senseless school shootings that continue to endanger our children and young adults.
NAKASEC is a national Korean American civil rights organization was founded in 1994 to promote the full participation of Korean Americans in American society. The organization’s website is www.nakasec.org.