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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SOLIDARITY ACTIONS Korean Metal Workers’ Union Delegation OCT 15-22

Rare is it that women electronic workers subcontracted in a foreign country bring their claims directly to the source, to the US firm that has contracted their employer and set the bottom line.  But this week, Korean women workers who had been working for Kiryung Electronics, a Korean company, are doing precisely that - bringing their claims for justice to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., the principal contractor of their workplace, and to the American public.

**For more detailed information about Kiryung workers struggle, please goto the ndd website news page.

Nodutdol has formed an ad-hoc Kiryung Workers Support Committee and would like to invite you to:

1. attendance at a meeting with community groups and Kiryung on Oct. 15 6:30 or 7 pm, to learn about the workers’ struggle along with exchanging experiences of struggle and organizing in New York City.

2. support with flyering, petitioning, solidarity statements, from Oct. 16- Oct. 22nd - we’ll compile a volunteer/support calendar.

3. attendance and support (security, legal observers, documentation, flyering, picketing) at vigils and rallies scheduled for Friday Oct. 17th, and Tuesday Oct. 21st.

The first meeting on Oct. 15th will be a great opportunity to learn directly from South Korean workers about their long struggle, and to share the particular strategies and experiences of organizing in your community.

Please come! Your support is critical to the success of this struggle!

RSVP: , , questions, call: 718-335-0419
Kiryung Workers Support Committee

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nodutdol’s Summer BBQ Fundraiser THIS saturday, July 19!

We’re packing a picnic and hitting the park to say farewell to one of our members. Join us for delicious home-made Korean BBQ, drinks & lots of fun!
$20 suggested donation

WHEN: Saturday, July 19 3-8 PM

WHERE: Alley Pond Park - BBQ area closest to Winchester Boulevard & Grand Central Parkway Parking Lot (look for our banner). Meet in parking lot at 3PM or call 646.409.8056 if you can’t find us!

DIRECTIONS: Take the E or F train to Union Turnpike station. Transfer to the Eastbound Q46 bus and get off at the Winchester Blvd stop. Walk north on Winchester Blvd towards the Grand Central Parkway overpass. The entrance is on your left underneath the Grand Central Parkway. Walk across the parking lot and soccer field to the Alley Pond Adventure Center. Go to website for driving directions.
PICK UP: There will be pick-up from Kew Gardens and Flushing at 2:30 and 3:30. Take E or F train to Union Turnpike and wait on corner of 78th Crescent and Queens Blvd. or take 7 train to Flushing and wait in front of Koryo Bakery. Please email or call 646.409.8056 to request pick-up.

*ALTERNATE RAIN PLAN
3PM: BBQ at 151-18 Bayside Ave. (7 train to Flushing. Q16- located on 29th Ave by Union St., to Bayside Ave. and Murray St.)
5:30PM: Bowling at Whitestone Lanes (30-05 Whitestone Expressway- 7 to Main St. Q1 or Q25- located on Main St. by Roosevelt Ave, to Whitestone Plaza)

For more info on the park, visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/alleypondpark

Saturday, June 28, 2008

KEEP FUNDRAISER THIS TUESDAY JULY 1st

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Join KEEP in celebrating its 14th year for a night of readings and performances from guest readers, learn about previous KEEP trips, and meet with past and future KEEP participants! Readings by Lee Herrick, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Kim Sunée.

KEEP is Nodutdol’s annual Korea Exposure & Education Program, designed 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 7-9 PM
WHERE: The Asian American Writer’s Workshop 16 West 32nd St, Suite 10A, NY, NY 10001
*For more information, please email betsy:
http://www.nodutdol.com | http://www.keep.org

Lee Herrick is the author of the poetry collection This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007). He was born south of Seoul, Korea and adopted at ten months. His poems have been published in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Many Mountains Moving and MiPOesias as well as anthologized in Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology of Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita and Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great Central Valley. He is the founding editor of In the Grove literary journal and teaches at Fresno City College in Fresno, California.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is a poet, librettist, teacher, and critic. She was born in Won Su Ji, South Korea. Her debut poetry collection, Paper Pavilion was published in 2007 and received the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in 5 AM, Crazyhorse, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, MiPOesias, Poetry NZ and the Tulane Review as well as anthologized in Echoes Upon Echoes and Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Dobbs holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California and teaches English at St. Olaf College.

Kim Sunée was born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in New Orleans. She lived in Europe for more than ten years where she owned an all-poetry bookshop in Paris. She is the author of Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home (January 2008, Grand Central). Her book, a memoir with recipes, was selected for the Spring 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and is a January 2008 Booksense Pick. She is the founding food editor of Cottage Living and worked previously as a food editor for Southern Living. 

Sunday, June 01, 2008

On June 7th, Join Domestic Workers Struggle in NYC

MARCH FOR RESPECT, RECOGNITION AND THE DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS

SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2008 11:00 AM @ CITY HALL
[TAKE THE R/W TO CITY HALL, OR THE 4/5/6 OR J/M/Z TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE]

SINCE 2004 DOMESTIC WORKERS IN NEW YORK HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING FOR RESPECT, RECOGNITION AND FAIR LABOR STANDARDS IN NEW YORK STATE. OVER 200,000 WOMEN STRONG, MOST DOMESTIC WORKERS ARE PRIMARY INCOME EARNERS AND WORK HARD TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, WHILE MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR THEIR EMPLOYERS TO GO TO WORK EVERYDAY. DESPITE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK, THEY ARE ISOLATED WITH NO BARGAINING POWER, EXCLUDED FROM MOST LABOR LAWS, AND VULNERABLE TO ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION.

FROM JUNE 5-8 THE FIRST NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS CONGRESS WILL TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY - BRINGING TOGETHER DOMESTIC WORKERS FROM 10 CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY TO SUPPORT THE CALL FOR THE NEW YORK DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS, AND TO HELP BUILD A NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF DOMESTIC WORKERS.

ON JUNE 7, TAKE A STAND - JOIN DOMESTIC WORKERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO ARE PART OF THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS ALLIANCE, TO SEND A MESSAGE TO LEGISLATORS AND ALL NEW YORKERS THAT WE WANT TO REVERSE THE LONG HISTORY OF INJUSTICE AND PROTECT THE WORKERS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO WORK.

for more information - , (718) 220-7391 x 11

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Special Nodutdol Public Forum May 9th: “Within War / Without War”

WITHIN WAR / WITHOUT WAR:
Art of Dongducheon & the Struggle Against Empire

Friday, May 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm
@ AiCenter: 243 Grand St, 2nd flr [near Bowery Ave]

A PUBLIC FORUM BY NODUTDOL [NYC] FOR KOREAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
W/ INSA ART SPACE IAS [SEOUL], ORGANIZERS OF THE UPCOMING EXHIBITION
‘DONGDUCHEON: A WALK TO REMEMBER, A WALK TO ENVISION’
AT THE NEW MUSEUM FROM MAY 8 TO JUNE 29, 2008.

The discussion will explore the south Korean town of Dongducheon-home to the U.S. 2nd infantry division for the past fifty years- as a case study in autonomous local resistance to state hegemony, nationalism, and neoliberal development. The conversation will seek to connect people’s struggles against empire here and abroad, from Korea to Iraq.

Present at this forum will be the invited artists with featured work in the IAS exhibition—Sangdon KIM, KOH Seung Wook, RHO Jae Oon, and Siren Eun Young Jung—and examine the role of art in raising questions and in engaging a community.  As part of the New Museum’s ‘Museum as Hub’ initiative, a partnership of five art organizations from around the world, IAS’ collaborative project seeks to introduce and locate Dongducheon in an international language and structure, bringing attention to the town’s current sociopolitical situation, which has long existed in the shadows of alienation, silence, and misunderstanding.

INSA ART SPACE [IAS] of the Arts Council Korea [ARKO] is a non-commercial public institution dedicated to supporting, engaging, and commissioning discursive and artistic projects by cultural producers. As one of major cultural initiatives funded by public funds in Korea, IAS has served as a project space, production agent, and discursive site for cultural producers of diverse fields through various programs: workshops, archives, publications, independent media distribution, and exhibitions. The key concerns in building and operating IAS projects are:
- supporting the artist in the production process
- sustaining the value of publicness as a creative, productive, counter-capitalistic agency
- engaging in the empirical research of theories in everyday life
- maintaining the tension between the preservation and transformation of local identity

http://www.museumashub.org/neighborhood/insa-art-space
http://www.insaartspace.or.kr/

For more information, contact uni park: , 646 359 1681

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