Interview: Angela Oh


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Join us for a conversation with Angela E. Oh, activist, community organizer, mediator, and Zen Buddhist priest. During the 1992 LA Riots, Angela Oh took a central role as unofficial spokesperson for the Korean American community. She has a long career in the law, ranging from civil rights to criminal cases, as well as mediation. Currently, she is one of the principals of Gift of Compassion, an organization promoting, among other things, meditation and spiritual reflection for the underserved and underresourced, as well as at API RISE, an organization advocating for reentry from the criminal justice system. Please consider getting involved with these organizations today, such as viewing the weekend meditation sessions at Gift of Compassion ( or helping those in contact with the justice system through API Rise ( We talked to her a little about her experience in the LA Riots, her thoughts on community organizations, and a lot about the current moment in race relations and justice. Feel free to drop us a line at or visit our page,

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