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On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Professor Chigon Kim of Wright State University gave a talk titled "Political Participation among Korean Immigrants in the United States" at KCS in Flushing. Approximately 30 people attended the Korean-language presentation. An interesting question-and-answer session followed Professor Kim's talk. 

Professor Kim discussed patterns and modes of Korean immigrants’ political participation, including party affiliation, voter registration, voting in presidential and midterm elections, political donations, contacting public officials, and working with others to solve community problems. Using detailed data from a variety of sources, he compared Korean immigrants’ political activities with those of four other Asian immigrant groups (Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, and Vietnamese) and non-Hispanic whites. His talk focused on the role of Korean ethnic and religious organizations as institutional contexts for political participation. Professor Kim also discussed challenges that Korean communities face in facilitating Korean immigrants’ political participation. 

 

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