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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Moving Toward Peace: Urgent Statement Calling for De-escalation and Dialogue

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Urgent Statement August 9, 2017


Tensions are higher than ever on the Korean peninsula, and now the US is threatening “fire and fury” on North Korea. This is the moment when the call should be for talks and a de-escalation of tension – but Trump may push us towards World War III instead. The Trump administration’s threats of military attack have provoked North Korea to respond with its own plans for retaliation. And if provoked enough, North Korea has expressed its intentions to launch a missile strike on US bases in Guam. Therefore, Trump’s threats of pre-emptive strike on North Korea heighten war danger in the Asia Pacific region and the world.

Nodutdol for Korean Community Development calls on the US government to start talks immediately, without preconditions, and for both the US and North Korea to stand down.

Koreans are only too familiar with devastating war. The Korean War – which never ended since there is still no peace treaty, left 4 million dead in 1953. If fighting were to break out again, it would be nuclear, and not only would thousands die on the peninsula, but most of Asia would probably be devastated as well. And should a retaliatory missile hit the US – the thought is too terrible to imagine, and so the road to war has to be averted.

It’s clear that current US policy – of sanctioning and threatening North Korea, and demanding denuclearization before talks, is not working. The time to talk is now, Tillerson needs to go to Pyongyang, and the US should do everything it can to stop a potential tragedy.

No to War! Peace talks now!

To sign Moveon petition to stop provocation, click here

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love and Korean Democracy— with Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim (AAWW EVENT)

Nodutdol is proud to co-sponsor AAWW’s June 22 event below:

Asian American Writer’s Workshop presents:

Love and Korean Democracy— with Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim

AAWW is celebrating two Korean American novelists whose new novels interrogate 1970s and 1980s Korean politics: Jimin Han and Yoojin Grace Wuertz, both born in Seoul. Both books follow university students, whether in the US and in Seoul, as they fall in love, build friendships, and understand how they relate to the turbulent changes in South Korean society. President Park Chung-hee’s 1970s authoritarian industrialization lays in the background of Wuertz’s novel, while Han’s flashes back to the student protests that helped inculcate Korean democracy.  Moderated by former AAWW Open City Fellow E. Tammy Kim of The New Yorker editorial staff.

The event will be on AAWWTV, livestreamed on Facebook. We debuted our livestream earlier this year with our Maxine Hong Kingston event with 8k+ views!

If interested, we ask that you share the word via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Info and RSVP link can be found here:
rsvp at eventbrite

Facebook event link is here:
facebook event page

And, Facebook Promo:
facebook promo page

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Applications open for KEEP 2017!

The 2017 Korean Education and Exposure Program (KEEP) will bring experienced grassroots organizers from the Korean diaspora to meet with activists and organizers in South Korea. KEEP sets out to build a vision for a strategic transnational movement against militarism and fascist leadership and for worker’s rights and peace on the Korean peninsula. Participants will meet with South Korean movement leaders including labor and anti-militarism organizers. This one-week delegation will take place in November 2017 (specific dates to be determined).

When: 1 week in November

How to apply:

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

STOP THAAD: Koreans Struggle for Peace

Stop THAAD: Koreans Struggle for Peace

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30-9:30 PM

WHERE: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) 53 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

In the midst of political upheaval in South Korea, North Korea’s nuclear program, and uncertainty about Trump’s policy in Northeast Asia, citizens in Seongju and Gimcheon, South Korea, have been rallying and holding candlelight vigils for the past 8 months against the installation of a U.S. missile defense system (THAAD) in their region. The U.S. and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles but locals fear its environmental effects, claim its real target is China, and believe it makes them ground zero for counterattacks. Why is this happening? What is THAAD?

Learn about this struggle from the front line activism of Mrs. Sounghey Kim, a leader in the citizen’s resistance leadership, and other speakers on the broader global context that underlies this latest conflict.

This National Tour is sponsored by Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asian and the Pacific, with support from Korea Policy Institute, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, and Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

This New York event is being cosponsored by Nodutdol, the Department of History and the A/P/A Institute of New York University, Bayan USA, Vets for Peace, NYC Chapter 34, The Granny Peace Brigade, and International Action Center.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

PINKS Documentaries In NYC 2017 (연분홍치마 뉴욕 상영회)


PINKS (from Korea) Documentaries In NYC 2017 (연분홍치마 뉴욕 상영회) - April 1 (Saturday) - April 4 (Tuesday)
- Four days of New films from Korea - and Talks with Directors

For the first time in New York, a series of documentary films from Korea addressing issues rarely seen by American audiences.  Films on LGBTQ and Workers’ struggles, a feminist fashion designer, and the tragedy of state violence against citizens over gentrification, these films represent the range of struggles that Koreans have been facing, and give some insight into a society that is currently wrestling with a presidential impeachment, bribery scandals, neoliberal labor policies, turmoil over U.S.military actions and a still tense situation with the northern half of the peninsula. Seven of the eight films presented are from PINKS: Solidarity for Sexually Minor Cultures and Human Rights! ( an activist collective in Korea.

April 1 (Saturday) at SVA - MFA (136 W 21 St. NYC)
1) Two Doors (101 mins)
2) The Remnants (133 mins)
3) Welcome Party @ Nodutdol office

April 2 (Sunday) at SVA - MFA (136 W 21 St. NYC)
1) Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee (24 mins)
2) Miracle on Jongno Street (109 mins)
3) The Times of Our Lives (110 mins)
4) 3xFTM (115 mins)

April 3 (Monday) at SVA - MFA (136 W 21 St. NYC)
1) Nora Noh (93 mins)

April 4 (Tuesday) at NYU Silver Center 207
1) Goodbye My Hero (110 mins)

For more details, please see Facebook Event Page or wordpress

Please RSVP for each of the days at the link below:
Saturday, April 1:
Sunday, April 2:
Monday, April 3:
Tuesday, April 4:

Please Donate to support this event at here

These seven documentaries were made in pursuit of the truth behind the state of sexual minorities’ rights that are being denied or worsened due to the Korean government’s stances against democratic values and human rights, as well as the scenes of people’s right to life threatened and workers’ rights violated by the state by documenting the stories of struggles of these Korean people standing up against the oppressive system. We believe that this screening will inspire the sexual minorities and people of the United States to find their own ways of resisting and building solidarity in their lives.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Spy Nation, Documentary

Nodutdol expresses deep condolence and regret that no truth has been revealed of the Sewol Ferry Sinking.  January 10, 2017 is the 1000th day from the Sewol Ferry Sinking.  In commemoration, New York Sesamo is hosting a free movie screening:

Spy Nation (자백) , Documentary
- English Subtitle Available
- Free Public Event

New York
When: January 8, 2017, Sunday, 5pm
Where: News M Office, 42-19 Bell Blvd. Bayside, NY 11361

New Jersey
When: January 15, 2017, Sunday, 5pm
Where: New Jersey Catholic Center, 110 West. Palisades Blvd. Palisades Park, NJ 07650

To read more:

To contact NY NJ Sesamo: ,
facebook: nysesamo


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Film Screening - The Targeted Village


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