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To Strike First: Preemptive Doctrines and Dangers of War in Northeast Asia

January 16, 2023
7-8 PM EDT

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Presented by: New England Korea Peace Campaign and Massachusetts Peace Action


LIFTing Voices for Peace: Korean American Authors on the Un-Ended Korean War!

April 26, 2022
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT

Writers Grace M. Cho & Gary Pak will share their work and engage in a conversation about separated families, the traumas of war, and LIFTing the ban to travel to North Korea.

Grace Cho, who most recently is the Winner of the 2022 Asian/Pacific American Award in Literature, was a  Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and whose book Tastes Like War was A TIME and NPR Best Book of the Year in 2021. She is a professor of sociology at CUNY; her previous book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora, was published in 2008 and she is an active scholar.

Gary Pak was a professor of English at the University of Hawaii until his recent retirement. He is the author of many works, including The Watcher of Waipuna and Other StoriesA Ricepaper AirplaneChildren of a FirelandLanguage of the Geckos and Other StoriesBrothers Under a Same Sky,  Chon-go Ma-bi / High Sky, and Horse Fattening: Essays on Contemporary Korean Culture. He co-edited Yobo: Korean American Writing in Hawai‘i (Bamboo Ridge Press, 2003). He has published a children’s play, Beyond the Falls, which was produced by the Honolulu Theater for Youth in 2001.

This event is organized by LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel), a joint initiative of the Korea Peace Network, the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, and Peace Treaty Now.


Korea Peace Advocacy Week

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June 13, 2022

More than 170 people across the country — mostly Korean Americans — will participate in Korea Peace Advocacy Week, June 13-17, 2022.

This nationally coordinated action will consist of virtual lobby visits with 139 Congressional offices in 28 states to advocate for H.R.3446, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act, which calls for serious, urgent diplomacy in pursuit of a binding peace agreement to formally end the Korean War, and H.R.1504/S.690, the Enhancing North Korean Humanitarian Assistance Act, which aims to ease the impact of sanctions on much-needed humanitarian aid to North Korea. Constituents will also encourage their Senators to support S.2688, the Korean War Divided Families Reunification Act, to facilitate the reunion of Korean Americans and their family members in North Korea.

This year marks the seventh year of coordinated advocacy days for the cause of peace in Korea, and the third year of it being online due to the pandemic.


‘Crossings’ West Coast Premiere at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 10, 2022
7:30pm PT

In 2015 — the 70th anniversary of Korea’s tragic division by the United States and the former Soviet Union — 30 women peacemakers from around the world crossed the DMZ from North to South Korea, calling for peace on the Korean peninsula. Crossings, a new documentary film by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem, follows these women leaders, including Women Cross DMZ co-founders Christine Ahn and Gloria Steinem and Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Mairead Maguire, on their historic journey. Through their story, Crossings explores enduring questions about war’s legacies and the role women play in resolving the world’s most intractable conflicts.

Crossings will have its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 10 at 7:30pm at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM (100 N Central Ave Los Angeles, CA).

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LIFTing Voices for Peace: Korean American Authors on the Un-Ended Korean War

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April 26, 2022
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT

Join us on April 26 at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT for “LIFTing Voices for Peace: Korean American Authors on the Un-Ended Korean War”

Writers Grace M. Cho & Gary Pak will share their work and engage in a conversation about separated families, the traumas of war, and LIFTing the ban to travel to North Korea.

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Grace Cho, who most recently is the Winner of the 2022 Asian/Pacific American Award in Literature, was a  Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and whose book Tastes Like War was A TIME and NPR Best Book of the Year in 2021. She is a professor of sociology at CUNY; her previous book, Haunting the Korean Diaspora, was published in 2008 and she is an active scholar.

Gary Pak was a professor of English at the University of Hawaii until his recent retirement. He is the author of many works, including The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories, A Ricepaper Airplane, Children of a Fireland, Language of the Geckos and Other Stories, Brothers Under a Same SkyChon-go Ma-bi / High Sky, and Horse Fattening: Essays on Contemporary Korean Culture. He co-edited Yobo: Korean American Writing in Hawai‘i (Bamboo Ridge Press, 2003). He has published a children’s play, Beyond the Falls, which was produced by the Honolulu Theater for Youth in 2001.

This event is organized by LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel), a joint initiative of the Korea Peace Network, the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, and Peace Treaty Now.


Korea Peace Advocacy Week

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November 1, 2021

Join Korean Americans and anti-war activists across the country for Korea Peace Advocacy Week, November 1-4, to urge Members of Congress to support peace on the Korean Peninsula. Register here.


Feminist Peace Initiative presents Grassroots Feminist Visions: A Way Forward from the War on Terror

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September 21, 2021
3:00PM EST

Grassroots Feminist Visions: A Way Forward from the War on Terror

Nearly 20 years after President George W. Bush made countries like Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran and Iraq targets of his administration’s “War on Terror,” what has been the impact of US militarized policy on the people of these countries and on those living in the United States? What is the Biden administration’s policy towards these countries, and what would a truly feminist foreign policy look like? Join the Feminist Peace Initiative in a discussion with leading feminists working to transform US foreign policy away from militarism and endless wars and towards a feminist understanding for peace and justice.

Interpretation services for ASL, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Arabic, and closed captioning will be available.

Register HERE by September 21, 2021!


The Women Peacemakers Initiative – A Look Back at a PDF Success Story

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September 20, 2021
5:30PM to 7:30PM EST

The Peace Development Fund (PDF) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this even to kick things off! The event will feature Women Cross DMZ’s Christine Ahn along with three other wonderful panelists, bios below:

Christine Ahn, Founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War and ensure women’s leadership in peace building.

Gwyn Kirk, a founding member of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism, and Women for Genuine Security, the US-based group in that Network.

Adele Vrana is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge? a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.

Darien De Lu, is US President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and a peace, justice, and Latin America solidarity activist.

The Women Peacemakers Initiative culminated in a gathering of eighteen women in San Francisco’s Women’s Building in March of 2019. The women, most of whom led groups fiscally sponsored by PDF, came from many countries, including Japan, Korea, France, India, Burkina Faso, Albania, Brazil, the U.S. and the U.K. Together, they explored what a feminist foreign policy could look like and helped to build a stronger coalition working for peace.

Register HERE by September 20, 2021!


Creating Peace Together

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September 10, 2021
2:00AM

Women Cross DMZ founder and executive director, Christine Ahn, spoke to the New Zealand Coalition for Inter-Korean Peace with Ko You-Kyung of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) about Korea Peace Now’s transnational feminist campaign!

 

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“National Action to End the Korean War”: Virtual Korea Peace Advocacy Week

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July 12, 2021

From July 12-16, join hundreds of people across the country in virtual advocacy meetings with Members of Congress to ask them to support:

  • H.R.3446, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act, which calls for serious, urgent diplomacy in pursuit of a binding peace agreement to formally end the Korean War
  • H.R. 1504/S. 690, the Enhancing North Korean Humanitarian Assistance Act, which aims to ease the impact of sanctions on much-needed humanitarian aid to North Korea
  • H.R.826, the Divided Families Reunification Act, to facilitate the reunion of Korean Americans and their family members in North Korea.

REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 24