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MHRSA Presents: A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

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A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

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The Master of Human Rights Student Association is hosting a virtual panel event with three North Korean refugees living in Seoul, South Korea. In the interest of furthering our understanding of the diverse experiences of human rights violations, the refugees will share a brief prepared story about their life in North Korea and how they were able to leave. The refugees will also answer questions from the audience.

Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee are Co-Founders of Freedom Speakers International (formerly known as Teach North Korean Refugees), a non-profit organization that teaches English to North Korean refugees. They will be speaking about the origins of the organization and how they support North Korean refugees beyond English education. If you choose to donate when registering for the event, all proceeds will go directly to the organization.

Dr. Sandra Fahy, Associate Professor at Sophia University and former Harvard Law Fellow will be the chair of the virtual event. Dr. Fahy will also give a keynote presentation on the topic of possibilities for reconciliation of the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Jeongmin Kim from the University of Manitoba’s Department of History will provide a historical account of relations between North and South Korea.

A link to the virtual event will be accessible closer to the event. The event will take place on Zoom.

All donation proceeds will be donated directly to Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR).

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  • Faculty of Law
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Master of Human Rights
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of History
  • Department of English, Film, Theatre & Media
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Centre for Defence and Security Studies
  • MLSA
  • Asian Studies Centre
  • Centre for Human Rights Research
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