North Korean Defector “Ummas” (Mothers) Lecture

Tongil Mothers is a group of NK defector women who are advocating for the reunification with their children in China. The women will tell us their stories of escaping from North Korea, being trafficked to China as forced brides, and their struggles advocating to reunite with their “left-behind” children. This lecture will highlight a different perspective on the unique problems that women defectors face when escaping and creating a life outside of North Korea.

North Korean Defector “Ummas” Lecture

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Tongil Mothers is a group of NK defector women who are advocating for the reunification with their children in China. The women will share with us their stories of escaping from North Korea, being trafficked to China as forced brides, and their ongoing struggles advocating for the reunification with their children “left-behind” in China. This lecture will highlight the unique problems that women defectors face when defecting and creating a life outside of North Korea. Come join ANKHR and the Tongil Mothers for this lecture on October 28th, Friday, from 5-6 pm in the Pendleton Atrium!

Women, Militarization, and Peace Building

On Tuesday, November 17th, the Wellesley Advocates for North Korean Human Rights (ANKHR), Wellesley Asian Alliance (WAA), and American Studies Department presented the “Women, Militarization, and Peace building,” panel which focused on women’s roles in discussions about the Korean peninsular division.   Continue reading “Women, Militarization, and Peace Building”

Women, Militarization, and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula

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Advocates for North Korean Human Rights (ANKHR), Wellesley Asian Alliance (WAA), and American Studies Department present “Women, Militarization, and Peace building,” a panel focusing on bringing women to the forefront of discussions surrounding Korean peninsular division, militarization, and peacemaking.

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Tea with Professor Terry Park

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On Tuesday, October 6th, ANKHR hosted an informal tea with Professor Terry Park, a visiting lecturer of Asian American Studies.  During this event, Professor Park shared entertaining stories and surprising insights from his 2007 trip to North Korea with the members of ANKHR and other Wellesley students.

ANKHR would like to thank Professor Park for participating in this event and for sharing his stories with us.  ANKHR will continue to work with Professor Park throughout the year on various projects including an upcoming panel on “Bringing women to the forefront of discussions surrounding Korean peninsular division, militarization, and peacemaking”.