Join Harvard APALSA for a roundtable discussion on the ongoing “comfort women” issue, featuring speakers who have been directly involved, across various disciplines, in a joint effort to seek justice for the “comfort women” survivors in the U.S. The discussion will focus on the grassroots movement around the “comfort women” issue and the ways in which human rights, women’s rights, and grassroots activists in the U.S. have played an instrumental role in the passage of H.Res.121 (also known as the “comfort women” resolution) in 2007 and in the establishment of “comfort women” memorials across the U.S., in an effort to remember the deep pain and suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and girls who were coerced into Japanese wartime sexual slavery and to ensure that such war crimes and atrocities will not be repeated. Please note that this event is open to the public and will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
Yong Soo Lee (“Grandma Lee”): Korean “Comfort Women” Survivor and Human Rights Activist
Lola Estelita Dy: Filipino “Comfort Woman” Survivor
Former Congressman Mike Honda: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2001 – 2017)
Hon. Lillian K. Sing (Ret.): The Superior Court of San Francisco County in California
Hon. Julie M. Tang (Ret.): The Superior Court of San Francisco County in California
Phyllis Kim: Executive Director of Comfort Women Action for Redress & Education (CARE)
RSVP Link: https://tinyurl.com/comfortwomanevent