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KPNGN Reflections on Unbind Your Heart: Korean Han / Grief Transmutation Ceremony, One Year Later

June 12, 2024
8:00pm ET

Register here! For the second gathering of our Intergenerational Learning and Healing Series, we will hear from Jungwon Kim and Yoon Ra. Both will share their reflections from last year’s Unbind Your Heart: Korean Han / Grief Transmutation Ceremony where participants transmuted collective, generational grief and rage, 한 / Han, into a wellspring of righteous anger and strength to call for an end to the Korean War.

Intergenerational Trauma and the Korean War: Healing Across Generations with Joseph Han & Helena Choi Soholm

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May 29, 2024
8:00pm EST

Register here! For the inaugural event of our Intergenerational Learning and Healing Series, we will hear from award-winning author Joseph Han and psychologist and shaman Helena Choi Soholm. Both speakers will share their approach to healing intergenerational trauma and grappling with their families’ histories, the legacies of U.S. imperialism, and the ongoing war in Korea. After their presentations, we will break out into smaller groups where participants will have the opportunity to share their own stories.

Crossings Screening at Georgetown University

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March 15, 2024
3:00 PM EST

Join us for a Crossings screening at the Georgetown Healey Family Student Center (Herman Room) on March 15th at 3 PM. Korean food will be provided.

The Gendered Impact of the Korean War: Past, Present, and Future

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March 6, 2024
7:00 PM EST

Virtual Webinar with Suzy Kim, Na-Young Lee, Echo, and Jiyeon Yuh

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The situation on the Korean Peninsula is the most dangerous since the Korean War as multiple conflicts have erupted around the world. In recognition of International Women’s Day, join a webinar with two renowned feminist scholar-activists whose work sheds light on the gendered impact of the Korean War and the role of women to advance peace and justice. Suzy Kim, Professor of Korean History at Rutgers University, will provide a historical account of how North Korean and international women intervened during the Korean War based on her 2023 book, Among Women Across World: North Korea in the Global Cold War. Na-Young Lee, a professor at Chung-Ang University, will provide insight on the impact of the ongoing war on South Korean women, including militarized sexual violence, and the efforts underway in South Korea to hold the ROK government and U.S. military accountable. Women Cross DMZ’s Echo Cho will provide an update of the organizing underway by the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network in the U.S. towards ending the Korean War. The event will be moderated by Northwestern University professor Ji-Yeon Yuh, Women Cross DMZ Board Member.

Korea Peace Advocacy Week

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March 18, 2024

Register now for Korea Peace Advocacy Week, March 18-22, 2024!

Every year, Korea Peace Advocacy Week brings together hundreds of people around the country to participate in meetings with their members of Congress to advocate for legislation supporting peace in Korea. Participants will join two or three half-hour online meetings via Zoom with staff from their Representative’s office, sharing personal stories and urging members to support H.R.1369, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act. The registration deadline is March 1. An online training session will be offered for all participants the week of March 4. This year’s Korea Peace Advocacy Week is being organized by American Friends Service Committee, Korea Peace Now!, The United Methodist Church, and Women Cross DMZ. This is the ninth year of coordinated advocacy days for the cause of peace in Korea, and the fifth year of it being held online.

North Korea is Not Our Enemy: with Echo Cho

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February 1, 2024
4:00 - 5:00pm CST

North Korea has reframed its relationship with South Korea, declaring its intentions to abandon reunification as tensions currently stand in the region. While some might find the news shocking, North Korea’s announcement comes after more than a year of underreported but major provocations by the US and South Korean militaries.

Last year, the US and South Korea signed the Washington Declaration, allowing American nuclear submarines to dock on the Korean peninsula for the first time in 40 years. The two administrations have also coordinated more closely with Japan, Korea’s former colonizer.

Meanwhile, North Korea remains under brutal sectoral sanctions, which have killed at least 4,000 people and disproportionately affected the country’s most vulnerable. As the Biden administration continues to isolate and threaten North Korea, CODEPINK is joined by Echo Cho, Women Cross DMZ’s Director and Coordinator of Activism and Special Campaigns, to put Pyongyang’s recent statements in context and discuss ways to de-escalate tensions in Northeast Asia.

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My Brothers and Sisters in the North Film Screening

December 8, 2023
7:00 pm EST

REGISTER NOW to join us for the last film screening in this series. On December 8th, we will be screening My Brothers and Sisters in the North, a film produced by a Korean-German woman who traveled to the DPRK to interview people in their workplaces, homes, and schools. There will be English subtitles, but the film is entirely in Korean and German. I enjoy her conversations with people on her travels to Pyongyang, Sariwon, and Wonsan, and I look forward to sharing this film with you on December 8th at 7:00 pm EST/ 4:00 pm PST. 

After screening the film, we’ll take a short break and reconvene for discussion at 9 pm EST/ 6 pm PST. If you would like to watch the film in advance and only join us for discussion (at our regular study group time – 9 pm EST), you can screen the film here.

Please register here to attend the screening and/or discussion.

Crossings Screening at UNC-Chapel Hill

November 9, 2023
5:30 PM EST

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 PM EST at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Carolina Asia Center (301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill) for a Crossings screening as a part of the Korean Diaspora Films and New Media Series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Deann Borshay-Liem and Professor Suzy Kim.

Crossings Screening at Duke University

November 8, 2023
6:00 PM EST

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 PM EST at Duke University, Richard White Lecture Hall 107, (1308 Campus Drive, Durham) for a Crossings screening as a part of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute Fall Speaker Series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem and Professor Suzy Kim

Crossings Screening at the Museum of Us, San Diego

November 1, 2023

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7:00 PM PST at the Museum of Us, San Diego, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 for a Crossings screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem. Registration required