2017 Gala Videos

We are so excited to share videos of our 3 Trailblazer Award honorees, as well as a video of our featured performer, from the 2017 KoreanAmericanStory.org gala!

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to create a spectacular night!

Trailblazer Award Honoree: Brian Tee
Actor Brian Tee was one of our three Trailblazer Award honorees at the Gala. He is best known for his starring role as “DK, the Drift King,” in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Brian humbly accepted his award, sharing that his story is one of gratitude. He also recognized the presence and influence of “three very strong women” in his life: his aunt, mother, and grandmother.

Trailblazer Award Honoree: Jeannie Park
Journalist and non-profit leader Jeannie Park was one of our three Trailblazer Award honorees at the Gala. She was founding president of the Asian American Journalists Association in New York, and has worked tirelessly to change the dynamics of the industry. While Jeannie was given the spotlight, she took the moment to thank her mother and to recognize her resilience–even in the midst of grief, loss, and danger.

Trailblazer Award Honoree: Martha Crawford
Psychotherapist and adoptive parent Martha Crawford was one of our three Trailblazer Award honorees at the Gala. She highlighted the importance of having spaces, such as All Together Now which she and her husband founded, where “adopted children define their own experiences, and adoptive parents sit and listen and learn from adoptees.”

Featured performer: Sung Lee
Award-winning beatboxer Sung Lee (SungBeats) was the featured performer at the Gala. He blew us away with all of his different talents: beatboxing, rapping, singing, and creating music!!

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