March 1, 2023



WATCH: Laying out a roadmap for peace in Korea in 2023


2023 has witnessed dangerously high tensions on the Korean Peninsula: North Korea recently displayed enough ICBMs to overwhelm the U.S.’s missile defense system, the United States and South Korea are ramping up joint military exercises, and South Korea is considering arming itself with nuclear weapons. The backdrop to this endless cycle of provocations is the US-China great-power competition, with the Korean Peninsula as its front line. As tensions continue to escalate, how can the Biden administration bring North Korea back to the negotiating table and lay the foundation for peace? The reintroduction of the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act on March 1 provides an opportunity to advocate for an alternative path for Washington — to explore non-military solutions to the security crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, this webinar will reflect on the current political context and geopolitical dynamics in Korea and the United States, discuss how the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act provides a roadmap toward peace, and empower everyday people to take action.

Speakers include:

Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ (Moderator)

Colleen Moore, Women Cross DMZ

Andy Kim, Congressman (D-New Jersey)

J.J. Suh, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)

March 1, 2023


WATCH: Congressman Brad Sherman Leads Colleagues in Re-Introducing the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act

[embed][/embed] Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-32), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 19 members of Congress in re-introducing the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act – bipartisan legislation that calls for serious, urgent diplomatic engagement in pursuit of a formal end to the Korean War. Congressman Sherman made the announcement in a press conference on Capitol Hill and was joined by his Congressional colleagues along with members of the Korean American Public Action Committee (KAPAC) and supporters of the Korea Peace movement.

January 16, 2023

7-8 PM EDT


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

Register here. Presented by: New England Korea Peace Campaign and Massachusetts Peace Action

April 26, 2022

7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT


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. 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.