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|Presentation and Film for the People of North Korea|
|Date||Saturday October 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401
|smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org|
Film and Discussion With a New Perspective on North Korea
The situation regarding North Korea has been described mostly from a geopolitical standpoint, in which terms such as polarizing, dauntingly complex, and a political nightmare often come to mind. The news about this shadowy nation mostly relates to political and security issues, the nature of which create isolation from the global community. To counter the limited information coming from the mass media, an organization called LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) is working to re-focus the conversation on the North Korean people instead, by bringing a new level of attention to their stories.
Through its Shift campaign - toward "shifting" the view of North Korea from its politics to its people - LiNK runs national tours, produces media, and puts on events that spread awareness about the struggles and hopes of North Koreans. PASMC will host one of these events on Saturday, October 20, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue (at Ellsworth) in San Mateo.
Michelle Sham will lead a group of three California-based "Shift Nomads" (as the young traveling presenters call themselves) who will begin with an overview of the campaign. They will next present a 50-minute documentary film, "The People's Crisis", and a shorter video about the campaign. The evening will conclude with a discussion about the film, the campaign, LiNK's programs, and how people can get involved.
LiNK is a full-time grassroots organization in North America devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. LiNK's global movement seeks to raise awareness of these crises and provides a way for concerned citizens to take part in bringing about effective change to help the North Korean people. LiNK is also developing people-focused strategies with the potential to promote change inside North Korea for the long term.
Don't miss this unique take on North Korea. The UU is wheelchair accessible.