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“NKHR Supporters” Kicks Off with North Korean Human Rights Speaker Series

March 26, 2012


NKnet is excited to invite those living in or near Seoul to join our new program, International Supporters for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR Supporters). We will start our activities with a speaker series on various North Korean human rights issues, from forced refugee repatriation to information freedom activities. Foreigners, South Koreans and North Korean defectors are welcome to join this rare opportunity; talks and discussions will be conducted in English or translation will be provided when needed.

    • After the formal portion of each event we will continue the discussion and get to know each other better at a nearby establishment.
    • When the speaker series concludes, we look forward to your ongoing participation as a volunteer member of NKHR Supporters.

When: April 11 – May 16 (every Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sinchon (directions below)

Schedule

Wed., April 11, 6:30 p.m.
– Screening of “North Korea VJ,” featuring secretly shot video of real life in North Korea
– A Refugee’s Story: Forced Repatriation and Refugees in China
Kang Won Cheol (Daily NK and NK Vision)
Read a write-up and view photos of this event

Wed., April 18, 6:30 p.m.
– North Korean Human Rights Violations: Focusing on NK’s Political Prison Camps
Kang Chol Hwan (North Korea Strategy Center; former child prisoner at Yoduk Prison Camp who told his story in “Aquariums of Pyongyang”) – past talks by Kang Chol Hwan
Watch this talk on Youtube
Read a write-up and view photos of this event
Watch VIDEO of this event

Wed., April 25, 6:30 p.m.
– Prospects of the Hereditary Succession
Andrei Lankov (Professor at Kookmin University) – an interview with Dr. Lankov last summer
Watch this talk on Youtube
Read a write-up and view photos of this event
Watch VIDEO of this event

Wed., May 2, 6:30 p.m.
– The North Korean Human Rights Movement
Kim Sang Heon (Database Center for North Korean Human Rights)
Facebook event page for 5/2

Wed., May 9, 6:30 p.m.
– Information Freedom Activities in North Korea
Chris Green (The Daily NK)
Read a write-up and view photos of this event
Watch VIDEO of this event
Facebook event page for 5/9

Wed., May 16, 6:30 p.m.
– International Society’s Role
Joanna Hosaniak (Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights)
Watch VIDEO of this event

– What can we do? A Discussion on How to Participate
Dan Bielefeld (NKnet)
Watch VIDEO of this event
Facebook event page for 5/16

Directions*

1. Exit number 4 of Sinchon station, line 2 (green line)
2. Walk straight for a couple minutes until you come to the Artreon Movie Theater on your left.
3. Just past the big escalators are a Starbucks and a T-World mobile store. Use the entrance just past the mobile store — you will see “www.artreon.co.kr” above the doorway.
4. The Artreon Toz is on the 14th floor of the building — please use the elevator** on your right as you enter from the street.
* please check our website or Facebook page for any changes
** There’s usually a wait for the elevator to the 14th floor, so please try to arrive a bit early if possible.

RSVP

While not required, please let us know if you plan to attend the speaker series to help us better prepare each week. To RSVP, use the Facebook event pages listed above, 02-723-6711, or webmaster ~AT~ nknet ~DOT~ org.

If you attend 4 or more of the 6 nights we’ll give you a DVD box set of the films from last fall’s North Korean Human Rights International Film Festival!

International Supporters for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR Supporters)
A project of the Network for North Korean Democracy & Human Rights (NKnet)
With support from the International Republican Institute


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