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Saturday, Oct. 20: Unity Vision Self-Support Center Bazaar
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Unity Vision Self-Support Center near Gaebong Station on Line 1 (address: Seoul, Guro-gu, Gaebong 1-dong 118-26, 3rd floor; map available on their website)
What: Bazaar selling clothing, household items, stationery, cosmetics, plus North Korean-style food and drink.

***Tuesday Nov. 13 – Tuesday Dec. 4: JFNK Seminar Series***
When: Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for four consecutive weeks
Where: V Center near Sinchon Station on Line 2
RSVP

JFNK is hosting a seminar series for anyone interested in learning about the human rights situation in North Korea and North Korean refugees in China. Whether you would like a general introduction, more in-depth discussion of the topic, or advice on how to help, we have the info for you!

The talks will focus on the role of the international community and how to get involved, and will feature guest speakers plus Q&A. Each session will cost 5,000 won at the door, and snacks will be served.

Schedule

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13: International activist CK Park on the North Korean human rights situation.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20: Sue Kim from Jayoutor (a school for defectors) on the issues of North Korean defectors in China.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27: Dan Bielefeld from NKnet on expat activism in Korea.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4: JFNK Director Peter Jung on what the international community can do, and volunteer Breda Lund on JFNK’s activities and how you can help.

So mark your calendars! More details, including directions to the venue, are coming soon!

Saturday, Nov. 17: Making Kimchi With North Korean Defectors
When: Starting at 9 a.m.
Where: Unity Vision Self-Support Center near Gaebong Station on Line 1 (address: Seoul, Guro-gu, Gaebong 1-dong 118-26, 3rd floor; map available on their website)
What: With the money raised by the bazaar (see above), Unity Vision Self-Support Center plans to make kimchi for distribution to North Korean defectors living in Seoul.

 

WINTER EVENTS PREVIEW

Saturday, Dec. 15: JFNK Holiday Fundraiser
When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Dillinger’s Bar in Itaewon
What: Music, fun and holiday cheer! More info TBA.