Saving Lives: Bringing Healthcare to North Korea

ANKHR and BC^2 present: Saving Lives: Bringing Healthcare to North Korea featuring the Eugene Bell Foundation and Dr. KJ Seung, the medical director of the Eugene Bell Foundation,  showing the documentary of Eugene Bell Foundation and their work followed by a Q&A session with Dr. KJ Seung.

The Eugene Bell Foundation is a U.S.-based foundation that provides medical humanitarian assistance to rural North Korea. Focusing on multi-drug resistance tuberculosis, the foundation currently sponsors 12 treatment centers, drawing patients from the western half of North Korea. Eugene Bell’s multidrug-resistant tuberculosis program in North Korea expects that over 75% of patients who enter the program will be cured. These outcomes make it one of the most effective multidrug-resistant tuberculosis programs in the world.

Kwonjune (KJ) Justin Seung, MD is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and currently acts as the Deputy Director for the Partners In Health (PIH) Lesotho Project. In addition, he serves as the medical director of the Eugene Bell Foundation.

The event will be next Wednesday (4/19) from 5-6:30 pm in Science Center 278. Korean dinner will be provided at 5 pm. we hope to see you there!

North Korean Defector “Ummas” Lecture

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ANKHR presents: North Korean Defector “Ummas” (Mothers) Lecture, a lecture featuring the Tongil Mothers, an organization 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. Please 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.

Continue reading “Women, Militarization, and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula”

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”.