Women Cross DMZ: 2015 Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea, Meet the participants of the Women Cross DMZ in Shanghai

Women Cross DMZ: 2015 Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea

 

Meet the participants of the Women Cross DMZ in Shanghai

 

On May 24, 30 international women from 15 counties completed a historic walk, crossing the DMZ, which divides Korea, to call for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula after 70 years of division. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the division of Korea in 1945. 4 million lives were lost during the Korean War (1950-53), which was temporarily halted by an Armistice agreement, which called a cease fire and created a 2-mile demilitarized zone along the 38thparallel. 62 years later, a peace treaty has yet to be signed, North and South Korea exist in a de facto state of war, and the DMZ, one of the most militarized borders in the world, continues to divide 10 million families, which North and South Koreans are not allowed to cross.

 

Time & Venue

When: June 13th, 2015 (Sat) 5-6 pm

Where: KUKOU

222 Xiangyang Nan Lu,

Near Fuxing Zhong Lu

襄阳南路222号,近复兴西路

 

(* KULOU will generously provide 2 for 1 drinks)

Contact: Jin Han jinhan11@gmail.com/+ 86 13818213153

 

Presenters:

Vana Kim Hansen- Co-Organizer, WCD 2015 Walk Vana is a spiritual teacher and a 3rdgeneration reunification peace activist.

Ed. D (Harvard), Masters in Education and Philosophy (U Chicago), BA (U Toranto)

 

Una Kim de Vitton-Participant, WCD 2015 Walk Una is a lecturer at NYU Shanghai and a 4thgeneration reunification peace activist.

Phd(expected), MBA, MPP-UP, Master in Sociology (Harvard, ) BA(Cornell).

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