Tuesday, February 09, 2010
APPLICATIONS FOR KEEP 2010
Nodutdol is now accepting applications for Korea Education and Exposure Program 2010!
The mission of this annual summer program is to increase awareness of and strengthen the global movement for peace and justice on the Korean peninsula. Through building relationships and communities, KEEP seeks to broaden our understanding of and participation in the liberation struggles and unification of the Korean people. KEEP was created in 1994 by activists in NYC, LA, and Seoul who wanted to help build solidarity and learn from the struggles for peace, social justice, and unification taking place in Korea. We felt that these types of experiences are an important step toward understanding the history and role of Koreans here in the United States. We continue to hope that such knowledge will be a catalyst for a new generation of progressive activism and community leadership. For more information, please contact
*Please visit our Facebook page and become a fan of KEEP: http://www.facebook.com/nationalkeep#!/nationalkeep?v=wall
*To read about past KEEP 2008 trip through the group blog: http://www.keep2008.blogspot.com
Monday, September 14, 2009
Application Deadline: September 16, 2009
Through grassroots organizing, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development seeks to bridge divisions created by war, nation, gender, sexual orientation, language, class, and generation among Koreans and to empower our community to address the injustices we and other people of color face here and abroad. Nodutdol works in collaboration with other progressive organizations locally, nationally and internationally as part of a larger movement for peace and social change. To learn more about Nodutdol, go to http://www.nodutdol.org.
In 2009, Nodutdol, as part of a national coalition, launched a campaign for the ratification of a Peace Treaty on the Korean peninsula. The Peace Treaty Campaign involves mass outreach and education to college campuses and community organizations, a Peace Treaty cultural event with artists and performers, and a coordinated advocacy campaign targeting the State Department and legislators.
Interns will assist in the campaign in many different ways, and responsibilities will include:
Maintaining and providing content for “Unlearn War: Proliferate Peace,” Nodutdol’s Peace Treaty blog;
Making contacts with student organizations on local college campuses to arrange workshops and other educational events;
Bringing together student leaders from various campuses and organizations to form a host committee for Nodutdol’s Peace Treaty cultural event in Spring 2010;
Co-facilitating workshops and education events at local college campuses; and
Assisting with Nodutdol’s 10th Anniversary fundraiser.
Successful applicants will be familiar with social networking, blogging, and outreach and have a strong interest in peace and social justice issues. East Asian Studies or Political Science majors preferred.
Internship will be 8 hours/week for the duration of the 2009-2010 academic school year (exact dates/times TBD). Although this is an unpaid internship, Nodutdol is happy to work with interns so they may receive academic credit or outside funding for their work.
Send resumes and cover letters no later than September 16, 2009 to:
Internship Search Committee
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
5322 Roosevelt Ave, Second Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Saturday, July 25, 2009
UNLEARN WAR: PROLIFERATE PEACE
Seminar and Concert for Peace in Korea! [FREE Food + Concert + Candlelight Vigil]
WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 2009, 4 pm
WHERE: International Action Center 55 West 17th Street, 5th floor (bet 5th &6th Aves)
To commemorate July 27, the date of the signing of the Korean War Armistice in
1953, a FREE seminar and concert will be held at the International Action
Center (Union Square West) to increase public awareness for the necessity of a
Peace Treaty in Korea.
The program includes a presentation by Christine Ahn of the Korea Policy
Institute, performing artists Joe from Brown Rice Family and Taiyo Na, and
Korean Poong Mool*
Nodutdol is among a nation-wide network of Korean-American, veterans and human
rights organizations working together to call on the U.S. government to sign a
Peace Treaty to officially end the Korean War. The Korean peninsula has been
divided since the signing of an armistice by the United States, China, and
North Korea on July 27, 1953. The armistice is only a temporary cease-fire,
and the Korean peninsula has been in a perpetual state of war since 1950.
Enjoy food and music while lending an ear to our message for peace!