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March 18, 2024

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Korea Peace Advocacy Week

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.

February 1, 2024

4:00 - 5:00pm CST

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North Korea is Not Our Enemy: with Echo Cho

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. RSVP here.

December 8, 2023

7:00 pm EST

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My Brothers and Sisters in the North Film Screening

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.

November 9, 2023

5:30 PM EST

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Crossings Screening at UNC-Chapel Hill

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.