Sunday, June 14, 2009
SAVE THE DATE! DEEP FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, JUNE 20
2009 DEEP participants and Nodutdol will be hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, June 20th at the Nodutdol office to raise funds to bring medical suplies to maternity hospitals in North Korea. The door opens at 5:30pm. We are asking for $10 Admissions, plus tax deductible donations of any amount will be appreciated! There will be food, drinks (extra), and engaging and thought provoking entertainment- poetry and reflections from the north and south and from our own shores, with one thing in common- dreams of peace and an end to war on the Korean peninsula.
*The mission of DEEP is to bring activists and socially concerned Korean Americans to the northern part of our homeland. Because of the biased and negative portrayal of north Korea by the US government and mainstream media, most of us are poorly informed about the DPRK. This program helps to demystify the DPRK and to build a people-to-people exchange. Each year, DEEP organizes a fundraising drive to bring medical supplies, books, and other materials to the people of the DPRK; this year, DEEP 2009 is fundraising for medicine and medical
supplies to bring to The Third People’s Hospital and Maternity Hospitals, where new mothers stay for a minimum of 5 days. We will take lots of pictures of the cute babies we meet to share with you upon our return!
NODUTDOL OFFICE: 53-22 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd Floor Jackson Heights, NY 11377
For more information: (718) 335-0419 or
Thursday, June 04, 2009
TUESDAY, JUNE 23 - The Korea Policy Institute is pleased to present the following critical event:
“ENGAGING NORTH KOREA: HUMAN RIGHTS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND A PLAN FOR PEACE IN THE OBAMA ERA”
DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Chapel of Grace, Grace Cathedral 1100 California St. San Francisco, CA 94108
**For more information, please contact the Korea Policy Institute at .
THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sponsored by the Korea Policy Institute & the Grace Cathedral of San Francisco.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Bail Out People, Not the Banks!
COME RALLY AND MARCH WITH NODUTDOL!
Friday, April 3rd
Rally at 1pm
Wall St. and Broadway
(March at 4pm but Nodutdol will not be present)
Saturday, April 4th 12pm
Meet at Wall St. and Broadway
Rally at 12pm on Nassau between Wall St. and Pine St.
March at 1pm with United for Peace and Justice (down to Battery Park)
Nodutdol will be at ‘Bail Out the People, Not the Banks’, organized by International Action Center, this Saturday to demand a job’s program; moratorium on evictions and foreclosures; end to layoffs, cutbacks, tuition and transit hikes. Nodutdol will focus on demanding an end to U.S. military occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and less military spending.
Call 646.409.8056 for more info.
Monday, March 23, 2009
REMINDER: TWO EVENTS THIS WEEK South Korea Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Truth & Reconciliation: Remembering War Crimes on the Korean Peninsula, 1948-1953
South Korea’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission is the first of its kind in Northeast Asia. Established by South Korea’s National Assembly in 2005, the Commission’s mandate includes finding the truth behind massacres of civilians before and during the Korean War, and human rights abuses perpetrated by South Korea’s authoritarian regimes.
The establishment of this Truth and Reconciliation Commission represents a dramatic change from the silence that was imposed by past authoritarian regimes in South Korea about massacres of civilians committed by U.S. forces and the South Korean police/military both before and during the Korean War.
1] Columbia University, Center for Korean Research
DATE:Tuesday, MARCH 24, 2009: 4:00-6:30 pm
LOCATION: 918 International Affairs Building
4:00: Welcoming remarks: Charles Armstrong, Director of the Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
4:20-5:00: Dong-Choon Kim, Ph.D. (Standing Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Korea): “Uncovering Hidden Stories of the Korean War: The Work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.”
5:00-5:40: Hee Kyung Suh, Ph.D. (Investigation Bureau, TRC): “TRC’s Verification Process for Mass Civilian Killings during the Korean War”
5:40-6:00: Discussant’s response: Lisa Yoneyama (University of California, San Diego) and Henry Em (NYU)
2) NYU, Department of East Asian Studies Korean Studies Colloquium
DATE: Wednesday, MARCH 25, 2009: 5:00-6:30 pm
LOCATION: 715 Broadway, Room 312
*Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to Nicole:
NYU faculty and graduate students will have priority.
5:00-5:10:Welcome: Henry Em, Associate Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, NYU
5:10-6:00:Speaker: Dong-Choon Kim, Ph.D.
Standing Commissioner, Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Korea
“Uncovering Hidden Stories of the Korean War: The Work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission”
Charles J. Hanley, Special Correspondent, The Associated Press
co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism into the massacre at Nogunri
6:15-6:30:Audience Q & A
Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Research (Columbia University) & the Department of East Asian Studies (New York University)
KPI Presents Critical Event on April 1st @ UC BERKELEY
The Korea Policy Institute is pleased to present the following critical event:
“UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE KOREAN WAR:
THE WORK OF SOUTH KOREA’S TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION”
featuring Kim Dong-Choon, Standing Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Korea, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Human Rights and Peace Center, Sungkonghoe University, South Korea
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5-7 p.m.
Heller Lounge, Multicultural Center, MLK, Jr. Building UC Berkeley
In 2005, the South Korean National Assembly established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Korea (TRCK) to “reveal the truth behind civilian massacres during the Korean War and human rights abuses during the [South Korean] authoritarian period and the anti-Japanese independence movement"-histories actively suppressed during three decades of U.S.-supported military dictatorships in South Korea. Please join us to learn of recent evidence of U.S. and South Korean responsibility for the massacre of civilians before and during the Korean War as well as the urgent struggle to write truth into Korea’s modern history.
For a detailed account of the critical historiographical work of South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, please see Kim Dong-Choon and Gavan McCormack’s article, “Grappling with Cold War History: Korea’s Embattled Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
For more information, please contact Christine Hong at .
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by the Korea Policy Institute, the Institute for International Studies, the Human Rights Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Townsend Working Group on Asian Cultural Studies, and Berkeley Teach-in Against America’s Wars.