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|Discussion on Korean prostitution and militarism|
|Date||Saturday October 16|
|Time||2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|110 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley|
"ME AND THE OWL" FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Fundraiser for the East Asia-US-Puerto Rico Women's
Network Against Militarism Philippines Meeting
Saturday, October 16, 2-5:00 pm
110 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Sliding Scale: $5-$20
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
This film depicts the daily existence and struggles of
survivors of military prostitution in Korea. The
title, "Me and the Owl," is from one of the
survivor's artworks. The "owl" symbolizes a woman in
prostitution who only comes out at night. But this
documentary shows the life of an "owl" who
comes out in the daylight.
With special guest speaker YU YOUNG NIM, Director of
Durebang (My Sister's Place, a center in Uijongbu,
near Seoul, for women working around U.S.
bases) and longtime women's and human rights activist.
As a collaborator on the film project, she will
provide historical and political contexts
for the film, and will discuss women's organizing.
Durebang is a member of SAFE Korea, the first feminist
coalition in South Korea to promote awareness of
issues related to militarism.
Co-sponsors: Institute for Multiracial Justice; Korean
American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse (KACEDA);
Korean Community Center of the East Bay;
Korean Youth Cultural Center; Korea Solidarity
Committee; Mills College Women's Leadership Institute;
PANA Institute for Leadership Development and Study of
Pacific Asian North American Religion; Women of Color
Resource Center; and Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom (San Francisco).
For more information call 415.550.7947 or e-mail