Sun 4/21, 4-6 pm
Korean “Comfort” Women for US Troops speak about their historic lawsuit win!
We’ve been invited by our friends at Nodutdol for this event featuring a delegation from South Korea that played a major role in winning an unprecedented case for kijichon halmonis (“camptown grandmothers” or “comfort women” for the U.S. military) in Korean courts, who played a major role along with Korean feminist activists in forcing South Korean authorities to recognize the rights of women sex workers around US military bases in South Korea. Hear more about their journey to victory and continued fight for justice.
Location: 112 West 27th St, 6th floor, Manhattan (between 6th and 7th Ave)
Admission free; donations accepted.
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Representatives Eun-Jin Kim and Young-Nim Yu from Durebang (which roughly translates to “my sister’s place”) will speak alongside attorney Ju-Hee Ha who represented plaintiffs in the recent lawsuit. Durebang is a Seoul, Korea-based organization committed to ending sexual exploitation in camptowns and challenge militarism. This event is one stop on a larger speaking tour to inform U.S.-based educators and activists about the case and advocacy, as well as to touch on the issues of militarism, violence against women, military occupation, sexual exploitation, and related conditions in Korea. Please join us for a discussion about the exploitative operations in the camptowns around US bases and justice for sex workers and victims of militarism.
Sponsored by: Nodutdol for Korean Community Development
Cosponsored by: Asian American Feminist Collective; Asian American Political Activism Coalition at NYU; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Rutgers Global
Endorsed by: ANSWER NYC;BAYAN USA; Channing & Popai Liem Education Foundation; Peace Action NYS; Veterans for Peace – NYC Chapter 34
Sun 4/21, 4-6 pm
Mon 4/22, 10 am: Let Yemen Live! Earth Day Action
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at the United Nations:
10 am: Gather at Ralph Bunche Park, 43rd St & First Avenue, Manhattan
11:30 am: March up First Ave to 45th Street. Respectfully refuse to disperse from entrances to US. and Saudi Missions. If you do not want to risk arrest, your presence as a witness is also important.
**Let all sides observe the shaky truce and allow food, fuel, and medical assistance to be delivered
**Cease all attacks on schools, hospitals, water treatment plants, and civilians
**End US drone strikes, US military assistance, and arms sales to Saudi Arabia
**Let all sides refrain from war crimes and pursue a negotiated end to the war
Organized by Catholic Worker Movement
Endorsed by: Benincasa Community, Code Pink, Peace Action Bay Ridge, Peace Action NYS, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, War Resisters League.
For more info: Felton Davis, Catholic Worker (DavisFelton3@Yahoo.com)
There’s still a long way to go to stop the war in Yemen. It’s important to keep this issue in the public eye. You can help! Please join the ongoing weekly vigil (Saturdays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm) at Union Square, SE corner of the park (opposite the atomic clock). Organized by the Catholic Worker Movement.
E-mail us at email@example.com to let us know if you’re planning to participate so that we can contact you if plans change, especially in case of bad weather