JOIN US – Teach-In on the Korean American Peace Movement and Community Action

Dear friend,

Thanks to everyone who joined our September national meeting! Echo and Cathi co-presented on “Busting Myths About the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act.” We dispelled pernicious falsehoods about H.R.1369 and offered instead the real facts about why we urgently need peace in Korea. It’s clear that our movement is vibrant and growing – over 50 grassroots members participated! Check out a recap of our points here.

Join our next national meeting for a Teach-In on the Korean American Peace Movement and Community Action on Thursday, October 12, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET. We’ll be joined by Kapsong Kim (he/him), the Korean American Community Development Director at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Kapsong is a longtime community leader, journalist, organizer, and mentor. Join via Zoom here.

Kapsong will present on the history of Korean American organizing — from Young Koreans United to present day — and will provide a roadmap for Korean American and Asian American voter engagement as we look to the 2024 election. We’re so excited that he will be joining our grassroots national meeting!  

Reminder: Our national calls take place every second Thursday of the month! Add them to your calendars here.  

Advocate for Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act

We are targeting a group of congressional representatives from now until the end of the year. We need all your support to reach our goal! We are targeting districts in CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, ME, NM, OR, NY, PA, VT, WI. Check to see if your representative is listed, sign on, and share far and wide!

Upcoming Events

  • New York 10/7, 7-8:30 pm ET – Korea Peace Appeal Roundtable with Korean Americans at Glow Cultural Center, 133-29 41st Ave Floor 1, Flushing, NY. For more information contact Minkwon Center at 201-546-4657
  • DC 10/8, 3pm ET – Rally at the White House & 5 pm Roundtable at William Cho Peace Center. For more information, contact Echo at or 703-606-6115.
  • Online 10/10, 11am PT / 2pm ET – “A Sanctioned World: A Crime Normalized: Voices from Sanctioned Nations,” hosted by World BEYOND War. Cathi Choi (Women Cross DMZ) will be speaking about the impact of sanctions on North Korea, alongside speakers from Venezuela, Iran, Palestine, and Cuba. Register here.
  • Seattle 10/11, 6:30pm – Crossings screening and Q&A with director Deann Borshay Liem and Christine Ahn. University of Washington, 120 Communications Building, 2023 King Ln NE, Seattle, WA. Register here.
  • New Jersey 10/13, 3pm – Crossings screening and panel discussion with director Deann Borshay Liem, Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ Board Chair Aiyoung Choi, and Rutgers Professor of Korean History Suzy Kim. Rutgers University, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Click here for more info.
  • Online 10/13, 7:30pm ETThe LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel) campaign will kick off its film series with a screening and discussion of People Are the Sky, the 2015 documentary by filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson that “offers some of the best political and social history of the relations between North and South Korea, and also a contemplative exploration of the meaning of home.” The screening is being co-hosted by the Korea Peace Now! Study Group and the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network New York/New Jersey Chapter. Register here to watch online.
  • Indiana 10/16, 7pm – Crossings screening and Q&A with director Deann Borshay Liem and Christine Ahn. Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Shreve Auditorium, 355 N Eagleson Ave., Bloomington, IN. Click here for more info.
  • Los Angeles 10/16, 7pm – Join the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network Los Angeles chapter and GYOPO for a conversation around “how we strengthen our social change roles, practices, and ecosystems.” Deepa Iyer, author of Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection, will be in dialogue with Cathi Choi (Women Cross DMZ, Korea Peace Now!) and Alex Paik (Tiger Strikes Asteroid). The conversation will be followed by an exercise facilitated by Deepa Iyer where you’ll have a chance to map your own social change roles and strengthen your solidarity practices. At GYOPO, 801 S. Vermont Ave. #201, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Michigan 10/17, 4pm – Crossings screening and Q&A with director Deann Borshay Liem and Christine Ahn. The State Theatre, 233 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI. Click here for more info.

Stay tuned for more Crossings screenings in San Diego, at Duke University, and at UNC Chapel Hill in November.

KPNGN on the Streets

Members of the SF Bay Area chapter (Yungsu, Sheen, E Ju, and Kathleen) tabled at the Bay Area Chuseok Festival in San Francisco on September 30, selling T-shirts from our Korea Peace Action and sharing information about our work. It was a great turnout, and dozens of new people signed up to join our movement!

Also that day, East Coast members rallied in New York City for the Korea peace march & rally organized by members of the Korea Peace Appeal.

Check out more photos from Sally Jones (NY Chapter), YoungSoo Choi (the lead singer at the rally), and HK Suh & Echo (DC Chapter). Video of Korea Peace Rally in NYC ????️

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

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