September KPN 2022 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Please join us for the October 2022 Week of Action for Peace in Korea! From October 11-14, we will be contacting members of Congress and urging them to support H.R. 3446, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act. This is our last collective push for H.R. 3446, so we hope you’ll join us!

Register now. The deadline is October 7, 2022.

In other updates, Korea Peace Now! campaign partner Women Cross DMZ released a statement today in response to Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent visit to the DMZ. Read the statement here.

Crossings continues to screen at venues around the world, including in South Korea (see below for details) and at the United Nations Association Film Festival in Palo Alto, California, on October 29. Tickets for the Oct. 29 in-person screening will go on sale Monday, October 3. Check here for more details.

Also, after we sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, expressing our disappointment about the renewal of the Trump-era travel ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea, we produced a fact sheet on four reasons why the U.S. needs to end the North Korea travel ban. Read it here.

We also celebrated Chuseok this month, co-sponsoring Rosa Kwak’s virtual cookalong webinar for her award-winning kimchi buns with the LIFT campaign and tabling at the San Francisco Korean Center’s Bay Area Chuseok festival. It was great to meet so many of our followers in person and to talk to new people about our work!

Caption: Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network Bay Area chapter members Sung Sohn and Kathleen Richards

Finally, Women Cross DMZ’s Advocacy Director Colleen Moore was recently a featured guest on Ploughshares Fund’s Press the Button podcast to discuss the resumption of U.S.-South Korea war drills on the peninsula and the renewal of the U.S. travel ban to North Korea. You can listen here.

Upcoming Crossings Screenings

October 1, 2022, 1 PM KST, Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park Art Stage 임진각 아트스테이지 / GV (관객과의 대화)

October 2, 2022, 4:30 PM KST, Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park Art stage 임진각 아트스테이지

October 4, 2022, 2:00 PM KST, Cine Q Sindorim 씨네Q 신도림점 / 인사 나눔 with Deann Borshay Liem (Director 감독), Christine Ahn (Women Cross DMZ Executive Director 워민크로스디엠지 사무총장, 한미미 (World YWCA Vice President 세계YWCA 부회장)

October 4, 2022, 8:00 PM KST, Hantan River Spa Hotel 철원 한탄리버스파호텔 / GV 자유 대화

October 29, 2022, 1 pm PT: United Nations Association Film Festival, Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

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