The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women” Teaching World War II in East Asia Workshop

In 1931, the Japanese Imperial Army waged war across East Asia and committed war crimes against civilian populations. Facing History and Ourselves, the Education for Social Justice Foundation, and the Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War invite you to an educatorled workshop that examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.” We will examine the choices individuals and groups make in the midst of war, the controversy over how history is remembered and who is held accountable for acts of collective violence.

Date: September 15th, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral & Chinese Mission
660 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Cost: $10

7th Anniversary of Glendale “Comfort Women” Day

Sung Sohn attended the 7th anniversary of Glendale “Comfort Women” Day opening reception on Saturday, July 28 at 5 pm at Downtown Central Library Auditorium. The 7th anniversary kicked off with the “Do the Right Thing: Comfort Women Resist” exhibition in...

The Sixth International Comfort Women Day in Seoul

This powerful footage is from the Korean Council. Please see the translation below the footage. “I attend the Wednesday Rally to let the world know that we suffered grave pain. History is alive, so I hope that the Japanese Government will stop revising the...

ESJF Meets Pacific Atrocities Education in SF

On Tuesday, July 10th, Sung Sohn provided historical background on the issues of “comfort women” to summer interns at Pacific Atrocities Education in San Francisco. Four interns made many insightful comments and posed questions about the topic. Together,...

Petition to Canada for Nanjing Massacre Day

Petition to the Government of Canada to Establish Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day 訂定南京大屠殺紀念日請願書 Enter your information below to support our electronic petition calling on the Government to establish Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day or print your own...

Sohn Speaks at Wednesday Rally

Education for Social Justice Foundation(ESJF)'s Executive Director Sung Sohn spoke at the 1,342nd “Wednesday Rally,” a weekly protest in support of “comfort women” being held across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Korea. The Korean Council for the...

Please Support #Flowers4Lolas Campaign!

The memorial commemorating “comfort women”, WWII sex slaves, along the Manila Bay was removed on April 27, 2018. It was taken in the middle of the night without informing the women’s rights advocates, historians, and activists from different sectors who...

ESJF Participates at 2018 AAAS Conference in SF

The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) held its 2018 Conference in San Francisco from March 29th to 31st. The AAAS devoted several events at the conference to the teaching of “comfort women” history, following the passage of the resolution...


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