There are many events on the horizon for Justice for North Korea! It’s my pleasure to introduce them to you. For more information on each event, please take a look at the events page.
2013 Volunteer Seminar Series
April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 7:30p
Every Tuesday in April, JFNK will be hosting its fifth annual Volunteer Seminar Series. A 7,000w charge will include coffee and snacks.
The weekly sessions will feature:
- April 9: International activist CK Park on the North Korean human rights situation, and the history of JFNK with JFNK director Peter Jung
- April 16th: Kate Phelps on JFNK’s future English tutoring program, and other volunteer tutoring opportunities in Seoul.
- April 23rd: Dan Bielefeld from NKnet on expat activism in Korea, and what the international community can do to help.
- April 30th: North Korean Freedom Week!: Screening of “On the Border” a documentary focusing on the experiences of North Korean defectors, followed by information on how to get involved with JFNK.
Directions: Go to Ewha Women’s University Station on Line 2 and go out exit 1. Walk straight; you
should pass a post office and take your second right then your first left, and the venue – Peace Community
Church – will be on your right, in the basement, next to Cafe la Paz.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168454433311817/
Bi-Monthly Street Campaigns in Insadong
Ongoing; starting Saturday April 20th from 3:30pm-5:00pm
One of JFNK’s most unique initiatives the Rescue NK street campaign, held bi-monthly in Seoul’s famous Insadong area. Every campaign will include a live re-enactment of a North Korean refugee caught by a Chinese guard, as well as lots of materials with information on the North Korean crisis. The May 4th campaign will also include a live music performance.
The Insadong Street Campaign will happen every other Saturday, starting April 20th.
Directions: Jongo3(sam)ga Station, Exit 5.
RSVP for Volunteers: firstname.lastname@example.org or 010-2174-3455
Cinco de Mayo Party at Dillinger’s Bar
Saturday, May 11th.
To commemorate National Children’s Day in Korea, JFNK will be hosting a fundraiser at Dillinger’s Bar in Itaewon. Proceeds will help benefit stateless North Korean children awaiting safe passage to South Korea in China and Southeast Asia. The night will include raffle prizes, live performances, and a chance to meet JFNK’s founder, Peter Jung.
Cover charge and further event info will be coming soon; like JFNK’s facebook page here or visit their website to stay updated.
Postcard Campaign for NK Refugee Rights in China
Ongoing; official launch on May 11th at the Dillinger’s Fundraiser (see above)
There are thousands of North Korean refugees living as stateless people in China. Claiming these refugees are only “economic migrants”, China forcefully repatriates them to North Korea, where they face: torture, imprisonment and even death for trying to escape. In doing so, China openly violates international law (UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; UN Convention Against Torture).
In response to this, JFNK is launching a campaign to petition the Chinese Embassy in the United States. This will be done through the mailing of specially-designed postcards, which have the above message printed in English and Chinese on the back. These postcards will be available at future JFNK events, starting from the May 4th fundraiser at Dillinger’s.