Stand Up For Peace!
Stories of Struggles to Stop Naval Base Construction in Jeju Island
Please join Nodutdol in welcoming Ms. Jeong Young-Hee to New York. Ms. Jeong Young-Hee, a grandmother and tangerine farmer living in Gangjeong village, has been the chairwoman of Women Villagers’ Committee to Stop Naval Base Construction since 2007, standing at the forefront of struggle against the illegal naval base construction. She has cut her hairs twice in 2012 during protests as a symbol of dedication (significant in Korean culture) and stated, “my hair will grow again. However, once the naval base is built, our home town, our village would disappear forever.”
Ms. Jeong will be speaking in:
Honolulu, Hawaii – April 24, 2013
Portland, Maine – April 28, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts – April 30, 2013
New York, New York – May 2, 2013
Oakland, California – May 5, 2013
Los Angeles, California – May 10, 2013
In her U.S. speaking tour, she will talk about the current struggles of the Gangjeong villagers with the Park administration in 2013, and will tell us what people in the United States can do to support the struggle against the naval base.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Suggested donations: $5-20 Funds raised will help cover Jeong’s travel costs, and any additional funds will go to the Women Villagers’ Committee to Stop the Naval Base.