Korea: The Unknown War Webinar

Korea: The Unknown War Webinar

On the 70th anniversary of what is officially known as the start of the Korean War, preeminent Korea historian Bruce Cumings will discuss the neglected history of the unresolved war and how it continues to haunt the present.

Bruce Cumings teaches modern Korean history, international history and East Asian political economy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1987 and where he is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor and the chairman of the History Department. He is the author of The Origins of the Korean War, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History, North Korea: Another Country, co-author of Inventing the Axis of Evil, and the editor of the modern volume of the Cambridge History of Korea (forthcoming). He is a frequent contributor to The London Review of Books, The Nation, Current History, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Le Monde Diplomatique.

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Hosted by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, Re’Generation Movement

National Action to End the Korean War Virtual Advocacy Week

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the urgent need to reprioritize US foreign policy toward global cooperation and peace.

In the 70th anniversary of the unended Korean War, join hundreds of people across the country in nationally coordinated virtual advocacy meetings to urge your Member of Congress to support:

  • a peace agreement to end the Korean War
  • the lifting of sanctions for life-saving humanitarian assistance.

Register here by May 15.

Organized by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, and Women Cross DMZ

Press conference of women and peace organizations calling for peace and disarmament

WHAT: A press conference to mark the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament featuring South Korean women, peace, and civil organizations calling for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

WHERE: Stairs outside of Sejong Center in Seoul, Korea on Friday May 22nd at 11am.

Moderator: Young-mi Cho, Executive Director, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace

Remarks:

  • Jeongsoo KIM: Standing Representative, Women Making Peace
  • Young-soon Kim: Standing Representative, Korean Women’s Association United
  • Jung-eun Park: Executive Chair, Civil Peace Forum
  • A-ran Lee: Representative, Korean Youth Action Solidarity Nalda

Solidarity Messages from International Partners:

  • Mimi Han: Vice President, World YWCA
  • Mi-kyung Han: Representative, Korea Women’s Alliance

Solidarity Statement of Women, Peace & Civil Organizations:

  • Sae-min Kim: Activist, Women Making Peace
  • Hee-jin Hong: Activist, Korea Women’s Alliance

National Action to End the Korean War Virtual Advocacy Week

National Action to End the Korean War Virtual Advocacy Week

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the urgent need to reprioritize US foreign policy toward global cooperation and peace.

In the 70th anniversary of the unended Korean War, join hundreds of people across the country in nationally coordinated virtual advocacy meetings to urge your Member of Congress to support:

  • a peace agreement to end the Korean War
  • the lifting of sanctions for life-saving humanitarian assistance.

Register here by May 15.

Organized by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, and Women Cross DMZ

Pandemic, War, and Sanctions in a Divided Korea

Pandemic, War, and Sanctions in a Divided Korea

Webinar on how the un-ended Korean War, division, and sanctions impact North and South Korea’s efforts against coronavirus.

Speakers:
Dr. Kee Park
– Harvard Neurosurgeon; Director of the North Korea Program of the Korean American Medical Association
Ko You-kyoung – Consultant, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Korea Peace Now!

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Co-hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action, Women Cross DMZ, and the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network

CANCELED: Peace on the Korean Peninsula as a Human Rights Issue: War, Sanctions, and Women Peacebuilders

**NOTE: Due to the global COVID-19 situation, all side events at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva have been canceled. (Effective 3 March 2020 until the end of the session)

Peace on the Korean Peninsula as a Human Rights Issue: War, Sanctions, and Women Peacebuilders

WHAT: Join the members of the global women-led campaign Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, and the World Council of Churches for a panel discussion on the link between peace and human rights, the impact of sanctions on human rights, and the role of women peacebuilders in resolving the crisis. Side Event to the United Nations Human Rights Council, 43rd session

WHERE: Room VII, Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

SPEAKERS:

  • Peter Prove, Director, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (moderator)
  • Ewa Eriksson, former Head of Country Delegation in the DPRK for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (retired)
  • Kevin Gray, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex
  • Youkyoung Ko, Consultant, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Henri Feron, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
  • Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK

CANCELED: 70 Years Is Enough: Transnational Feminist Movement to End the Korean War

**NOTE: As of March 2, 2020, all NGO CSW64 Forum events have been canceled due to the current threat posed by the coronavirus.

70 Years Is Enough: Transnational Feminist Movement to End the Korean War

WHAT: Learn about the transnational feminist campaign Korea Peace Now! and strategies women peacebuilders are using to advance peace in South Korea, the United States, at the UN, and in key countries. Side Event to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

WHERE: 221 E 52nd St., New York, Salvation Army Auditorium

SPEAKERS:

  • Liz Bernstein, Nobel Women’s Initiative (moderator)
  • Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ
  • Cho Young-mi, Korea Women’s Movement for Peace
  • Ko You-Kyoung, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate, Nobel Women’s Initiative

POSTPONED: 70 Years Too Long: National Action to End the Korean War

**NOTE: Due to the global COVID-19 situation, this event has been tentatively postponed until July 26-28, 2020.

WHAT: 70 Years Too Long: National Action to End the Korean War

Join the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now and the Korea Peace Network in Washington DC to raise a unified voice for an end to the Korean War and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

WHERE: Washington, DC

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

“End All Endless Wars, Korea Peace Now!” March and Rally at the White House
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Location: Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW, Washington, DC

Joint National Convening of the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network and Peace Treaty Now
Time: 3-5 pm (followed by dinner and dwipuri)
Location: Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Registration required.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

Annual Korea Peace Network Conference
Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE, Washington, DC
Registration required.

“70 Years of War and Division: The Path to Peace with North Korea”
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE, Washington, DC

  • 1:30-2pm: Keynote address by Dr. Bruce Cumings
  • 2-3:15pm: “70 Years of the Korean War”: intergenerational Korean American women dialogue. Speakers: Joy Lee Powell Gebhard; Aiyoung Choi, Women Cross DMZ; Grace Choi, Re-generation Movement; Minju Bae, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development; Yeonhee Kim, Korea Peace Now! Hawaii
  • 3:30-4:30pm: “The Path to Peace”: panel on the challenges and opportunities for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the US and North Korea. Speakers: Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute; Joy Yoon, Co-Founder and International Director of the Ignis Community; Erik Sperling, Executive Director of Just Foreign Policy; Catherine Killough, Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Korea Peace Advocacy
Time: 9 am-5 pm
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Registration required.

The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea

WHAT: A discussion of the new report The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea.

WHERE: Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York

SPEAKERS:

  • Henri Féron, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy
  • Kee B. Park, MD, MPH, Director of the DPRK Program at the Korean American Medical Association and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School
  • Joy Yoon, Co-founder of Ignis Community and PYSRC Director of Educational Therapy
  • Introduction by Liz Bernstein, Executive Director, Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Moderated by Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE

Event is free and open to the media and public.

Press conference featuring women leaders calling for an end to the Korean War and the creation of a peace process that includes women

WHAT: Press conference featuring women leaders calling for an end to the Korean War and the creation of a peace process that includes women

WHERE: Across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Gwanghwamun Plaza, South Korea

SPEAKERS:

  • Christine Ahn (Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ)
  • Kozue Akibayashi (Doshisha University/Former President of WILPF)
  • Mimi Han (Executive Board Member, The National YWCA of Korea; Vice President, World YWCA)
  • Gloria Steinem (Feminist scholar activist)
  • Moderated by Mi-kyung Han (Standing Representative, Korea Women’s Alliance)