Remembering Kim Bok Dong
Kim, Bok Dong, one of the surviving ´comfort women,´ passed away today at the age of 93 in Seoul, Korea.
We will gather tonight to commemorate her lifelong activism.
Date and Time: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6pm (open until 10pm)
Location: William Cho Peace Center, 3883 Plaza Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Elizabeth Hyunsook Cho 703-606-6115 (text or call) (Washington DC Butterfly for Hope)
Ms. Bok Dong Kim was a victim of sexual slavery under the Japanese military during WWII. She was 14 years old when she was forcibly taken to China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, wherever the Japanese soldiers invaded a new territory.
She began as an activist in 1992, giving her testimony and demanding justice and dignity to ´comfort women.´ She was always at the forefront of the Wednesday Demonstrations (in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul) and travelled all over the world to spread her inspiration to other victims of war crimes and sexual violence.
She gave her entire life´s savings to create a fund, the "Kim Bok Dong Scholarship Fund." Her last wish at her deathbed was to "get a sincere apology from AbeĦħ (Prime Minister of Japan).
Please join us tonight to commemorate Grandma Kim Bok Dong, a true humanist, activist and mentor.
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