A rally will be held at the San Francisco Japanese consulate for the commemoration of International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day
8/14 SF RALLY for TRUTH & JUSTICE on International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day Monday, August 14 Noon to 1:00 pm Japanese Consulate 275 Battery St. San Francisco, CA
The “Comfort Women” Justice Coalition (CWJC) is standing with “comfort women” supporters around the world to commemorate International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day on August 14. In the SF Bay Area, let’s raise our voices and visibility for our “comfort women” justice struggle:
RALLY for TRUTH & JUSTICE on
International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day
Monday, August 14
Noon to 1:00 pm
275 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA
What Is This Commemoration About?
The “comfort women” struggle for truth and justice is an international movement of education and redress mobilization:
--to preserve the history of over 200,000 women and girls from 11 countries who suffered under the Imperial Japanese military system of sex slavery and trafficking during WWII and
--to secure government accountability and redress for these brutal human rights violations.
Despite the passage of over 80 years, this unresolved WWII justice issue continues as an ongoing struggle against historical denialism and government impunity in the present context of increasing danger of war and growing militarization and violence against women in the Asia Pacific region.
August 14, 1991 is the day that Kim Haksoon halmoni shared her experience as a “comfort woman,” thereby breaking the silence and igniting the “comfort women” justice struggle. Many individuals and organizations throughout the world have been commemorating August 14 as “Comfort Women” Memorial Day, since 2012 when it was so designated by the 11th Asian Alliance Conference for “Comfort Women.”
What Can You Do? JOIN US!
1) Attend the rally in SF in commemoration of International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day
2) Share a solidarity statement from you / your organization.
3) Forward this invitation to your networks, encouraging them to attend the rally.
4) Bring friends, family, co-workers, colleagues, church/temple congregation members …. all your networks....to the rally to stand in solidarity with the “comfort women” for peace, truth and justice.
For more information, please contact misuks [at] gmail.com
and gshimizu7 [at] gmail.com
Also, please check out CWJC’s website at remembercomfortwomen.org
Thank you for your kind consideration. Hope to see you at the rally!!
--“Comfort Women” Justice Coalition