Speaker and Film Tour: The Long Struggle for Peace at Jeju Island, Korea

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 7-8:30pm
St. John Episcopal Church, Petaluma, CA (the corner of 5th and C Street)

Don’t miss this fascinating presentation by activists Hee Eun (Silver) Park and Paco Michelson; includes scenes from the documentary of the struggle, Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing and a Q&A session.

The people of Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, S. Korea, have struggled nonviolently for eight years to prevent the construction of a naval base that threatens their livelihoods, the local ecology, and the peace of northeast Asia. More than 220,000 police officers have been stationed in Gangjeong to contain the peaceful protest; 700 arrests have been made, leading to fines of close to $270,000, imprisonment, and deportations.  Come and hear about this passionate struggle from two courageous activists.

Hee Eun “Silver” Park and Paco Michelson are traveling across the US to share the story of the struggle. All funds raised will go to the legal costs of the activists and villagers of Gangjeong.


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Sponsored by Metta Center for Nonviolence and St John’s Episcopal Church.

Tour Sponsors: Channing & Popai Liem Education Foundation, Korea Policy Institute, Nodutdol for Community Dev., Peaceworkers

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