Saturday, April 28
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
University of California, Los Angeles
Moore Hall, Room 100
Despite the threat of a regional or even global war breaking out in Korea, the full geopolitical and historical context of this decades-long conflict is rarely covered by the mainstream media. The DPRK ("North Korea") nuclear program garners widespread press, but little is said about why they are pursuing nuclear weapons. The Korean War, while claiming millions of lives, is often called "The Forgotten War" in the United States. Join us for an afternoon of lectures and discussions with a diverse panel of experts on Korea. Lean the real story of Korea, and the U.S. role in the conflict. Also, learn about what can be done finally to bring about a peace treaty, get U.S. troops out of Korea and achieve reunification.
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Christine Hong: assistant professor of transnational Asian American, Korean diaspora and critical Pacific Rim studies at UC-Santa Cruz. She is a steering committee member of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, a coordinating council member of the National Campaign to End the Korean War and a member of the executive board of the Korea Policy Institute.
Richard Becker: West Coast Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism); decades-long anti-war activist and organizer.
Gloria La Riva: Peace and Freedom Party candidate for Governor of California; 2016 PFP and Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate for president, who received more votes of any socialist presidential candidate since 1976.
Action One Korea, U.S.-West Coast Committee
Korean American National Coordinating Council
Korean Peace Alliance
Support Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience in the U.S.