Korea Peace Weekend in Washington – this July 26- 27, 2013

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The National Campaign to End the Korean War, along with other groups will gather in Washington DC this July 26- 27th to call for Peace in Korea.

July 27th, 2013 is the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.  The Armistice halted the military conflict temporarily – and was to be replaced with a Peace Treaty – which has yet to happen.

It is time for a Peace Treaty to truly end the Korean War.

Friday, July 26th

Morning Meetings with legislators

12 noon: Call for Peace in Korea with Pax Christie (In front of the White House)

3 pm – 5 pm: Peace Strategy Meeting – Groups and concerned individuals who want to work on calling for a peace treaty.

– if you are interested in participating, please contact us at info@endthekoreanwar.org

Join us Saturday, July 27th for:

10 a.m.: Peace March – starting at the Peace Monument at Peace Circle, First Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue and ending at Lafayette Park.

11 a.m.: Peace Rally at Lafayette Park (across from the White House), 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500

and

7 p.m.: Memory of Forgotten War film screening (+ filmmaker Q & A and panel discussion)
at  Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington DC 20009 (nearest Metro: Columbia Heights)

From award-winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First Person Plural; In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee) and Ramsay Liem, professor emeritus at Boston College, comes a powerful new documentary about the continuing impact of the Korean War. Memory of Forgotten War follows the stories of four Korean Americans who witnessed firsthand the war’s devastation and its aftermath. Drawing on the oral history collection of Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the Forgotten War, a multimedia exhibit directed by Professor Liem, this documentary is the first to tell about the experiences of Korean civilians who later immigrated to the United States. The memories recounted here challenge the historical amnesia that has long characterized America’s popular understanding of the so-deemed unknown war, and serves as a cogent reminder that for survivors and their families, it has remained anything but forgotten.

Following a screening of the film, there will be a Q&A with co-director Ramsay Liem and a panel featuring: Stephen McNeil (American Friends Service
Committee), Sarah Sloan (ANSWER Coalition), Hyuk-Kyo Suh (National Association of Korean Americans)

There will also be a screening of a short by Veterans For Peace to end the Korean War
and a solidarity photo booth.

This film screening is co-sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER Coalition, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, National
Association of Korean Americans, United Methodist Church

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
info@endthekoreanwar.org

Cosponsors of the Korea Peace weekend events:

National Campaign to End the Korean War (over 53 organizations), along with 6.15 Committee of US, Sasase-Washington, BoraJinbo (Korean American Supporters for Unified Progressive Party in SK), TLTC Justice & Peace Committee and Ubuntuworks Korea Peace Education Project


		
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