The future Korea peace movement needs you
Hannah Lee (front row, center) at Crossings screening, Univ. of Pennsylvania, March 22, 2023.
I had a dream that women would end the Korean War. The dream came close to becoming real in 2015, on International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, when I organized a delegation of 30 women peace activists to cross the DMZ — the world’s most militarized border — to call for an end to the Korean War with a peace agreement.
Eight years later, it’s become clear that in order for the Korea peace movement to transform the narrative on the Korean War and shift U.S. policy, we must cultivate the next generation of Korea peace leaders. Without their energy, passion and commitment, ending war in Korea may never become a reality.
This July 27th, on the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice, we have an extraordinary opportunity to cultivate the next generation of Korea peace leaders. Women Cross DMZ is mobilizing a national convening in Washington, DC of powerful voices for Korea peace — members of divided families, veterans and former military leaders, humanitarian aid workers, nuclear experts, and others — to call on Congress and President Biden to support a peace settlement.
We are raising $30,000 to bring 30 young leaders from across the country to our convening. Their participation will be crucial to sustain this movement and reinvigorate our goal to end war. One of them is Hannah Lee, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and a former Women Cross DMZ Feminist Korea Peace Fellow. Here’s what she had to say:
“I’m traveling to Washington this July because of America’s key involvement in the conflict and its role in ending the Korean War. It’s an amazing opportunity to connect with those with more experience organizing and to feel the energy of being together for a unifying goal.”
Hannah Lee gave a talk at an Asian American Studies class at Seattle Central College.
Although she is only 21 years old, Hannah has been actively involved in our Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network: she organized a screening of Crossings at the University of Pennsylvania, and gave a talk at an Asian American Studies class at Seattle Central College. Hannah will also be joined by view on Instagram or view on YouTube.oung firebrand activists dreaming of a Korea without war. Listen to their stories:
Will you help send young leaders like Hannah, Iris, and Kelly to Washington, DC? Help us reach our $30,000 goal by June 30. Please donate now.
Thank you for supporting the next generation.
For more details about our Korea Peace Action (including details on how to join us), please go here. We hope to see you in Washington, DC, in July!
In peace and gratitude,