NAKASEC was founded by local Korean American organizations from across the nation who saw the need for a prominent, national voice for the Korean and Asian American communities in the United States. To guide their organizing, our founders developed the following principles: Live Right (바르게 살자), Know Your Roots (뿌리를 알자), Live Strong (굳세게 살자), and Live Together (더불어 살자). These original organizing principles are the core values that NAKASEC uses to guide our work today.
Though the context for these principles is always evolving, the interpretation and lessons that can be drawn from them are incredibly relevant today. Read on to learn more about these principles and the way NAKASEC interprets them for our present day fight for justice!