:: KAARI - Korean-American Association of Rhode Island ::

The Korean American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) was the recipient of the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) 2019-2021. RI-EAP is a partnership between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH). It offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based arts and cultural organizations to broaden their impact on the state of Rhode Island.


The RIEAP achieves this by introducing collaborative partnerships: joining two culturally diverse Rhode Island organizations and asking them to bring more cultural awareness and exposure by working on a large project together. The partnered organization is Teatro Education Center for the Arts and Sciences (Teatro ECAS), a Latin-X based theater group. The project in motion was a Korean Latin-X play called "Storybook of Love - Our Fusion of Two Cultures" created and performed by both organizations.


With the onset of COVID, however, we decided to switch to video production. However, producing a play on video was quite the undertaking. So the organizations pivoted and decided to have two live online sessions: one on culture and one on their organization's activities.


In the first event on January 21st, guest speakers included Suzanne Sharkey from KAARI and Gonzalo Cuervo from Teatro ECAS. This session covered the culture of both organizations.


The second session on January 28th featured Bongsup Cho from KAARI and Francis Perra from Teatro ECAS. This session covered the activities of both organizations. 


For those unable to join us for the live sessions, please enjoy the recordings below.


Please feel free to forward the recordings to anyone you wish. Please make sure you're checking the email announcements so that you don't miss any of KAARI's activities.


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KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event 1 (1/21/2021)




KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event 2 (1/28/2021)


No. Subject Author Date Views
Notice 2022 KAARI Open House RI한인회 2022.11.23 127
Notice 2022 Veterans Day RI한인회 2022.11.18 21
Notice Special Visit: Ewha University President RI한인회 2022.09.26 81
Notice 2022 Annual ­Heritage Day Festival Review RI한인회 2022.09.24 53
Notice "Sounds of Korea" Review RI한인회 2022.08.18 350
Notice Cease Fire: Photos RI한인회 2022.07.30 88
49 68th Anniversary of Cease Fire file RI한인회 2021.07.23 144
48 Elizabeth White: 'GoFundMe" for KAARI file RI한인회 2021.06.24 21284
47 Culture & Building Committee Joint Meeting file RI한인회 2021.06.24 102
46 Donation from Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans file RI한인회 2021.06.23 159
45 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony RI한인회 2021.06.05 174
44 Farewell Lunch with RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans file RI한인회 2021.05.24 105
43 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony 'Final' for RI's Chapter 2 Korean War Veterans RI한인회 2021.05.24 99
42 K-Boston Essay Contest RI한인회 2021.04.27 73
» KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event Videos RI한인회 2021.02.04 132
40 KAARI/Teatro ECAS Networking Event file RI한인회 2021.01.08 214
39 KAARI Korean Cooking - Bibimbop & Japchae RI한인회 2020.12.26 357
38 COVID-19 Relief Funds RI한인회 2020.12.25 126
37 KAARI Building Committee Update RI한인회 2020.12.10 119
36 RIEAP COVID-19 Relief Fund RI한인회 2020.12.10 80
35 Tribute Slideshow for 70th Anniversary of the Korean War RI한인회 2020.12.10 23147
34 2020 RI Heritage Virtual Celebration RI한인회 2020.12.10 68
33 Joe Meunier, RI Korean War Veteran RI한인회 2020.12.10 175
32 A Non War Story by Korean War Veteran Douglas C Gamage RI한인회 2020.12.10 12782
31 KAARI Website featured in RIEAP Monthly Newsletter file RI한인회 2020.09.26 67
30 KAARI 2020 Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 107