Daylong event at UCLA reflecting on 25th anniversary of Los Angeles Uprisings


The UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprisings April 28 with a program called “Sa-I-Gu: The L.A. Uprisings 25 Years Later — Witnessing the Past, Envisioning our Future.”

The daylong event will feature UCLA faculty and students alongside community leaders and elected officials from across Los Angeles. Participants will examine this historic event from multiple perspectives. Three panel discussions and a keynote speech will engage community retrospectives, contemporary analyses and conversations that contemplate the future of Los Angeles.

This event looks back at the civil unrest that followed April 29, 1992, when a jury acquitted four LAPD officers of all charges stemming from the filmed beating of Rodney King. Following the verdict, Los Angeles erupted into nearly a week of unprecedented civil unrest. While these events shook the entire city, they disproportionately impacted African-American, Korean-American and Latino communities.


A full schedule and list of participants can be found here.


11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 28


UCLA Luskin Conference Center (map)


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Parking will be available in Structure 8.

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