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ANSWER Educational Forum - Korea: The Gwangju Uprising
Date Tuesday May 31
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
S.F. Women’s Building 3543 18th St.
(btwn Valencia and Guerrero)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
ANSWER Educational Forum
Korea: The Gwangju Uprising

With video presentation and featured speakers Hyo-Seok Kim, Co-director of the Korea Truth Commission and participant in the 1980 uprising and Shin Lee, director of the Reunification Alliance of Gwangju-Chomman.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Gwangju People’s Uprising. On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, a city in the southwest of the Korean peninsula, organized mass resistance to liberate the city from the military dictatorship of General Chun Doo Hwan. Their martyrdom and the struggle for democracy, self-determination and reunification that followed sparked a fundamental transformation of South Korean society that continues to reverberate to this day. Now a national holiday, the Gwangju People’s Uprising is revered as a source of inspiration for activists around the world as a point of unity for the Korean people.

$3-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Call to reseve free childcare. Wheelchair accessible.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 5th, 2005 5:35 PM

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