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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

Political Mobilization of the K-Pop Fandom: A Conversation with CedarBough Saeji

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Event Date

July 14th 2020 12:00pm - 12:00am ET

Event Location

Livestreamed via Zoom


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Social media platforms have helped both grow and bring together K-pop fans from across the world. In turn, this highly networked community engages in not only cultural diplomacy but also high-impact activism. As we speak, the K-pop fan community is playing an increasingly visible role in the movement for racial justice in the United States. While the community’s advocacy feels out of place for a group that is most closely associated with choreographed dances and catchy melodies, it may become a mainstay in the political landscape going forward.

Please join KEI for a conversation with Dr. CedarBough Saeji about the roots and evolution of political activism in the K-pop fan community.

This event will be livestreamed on Zoom with an interactive Q&A session.

Please RSVP below to receive the webinar link on the day of the event.