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, we critically examined several primary documents from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Racism was the most common historical concern for the participants. At the end of my presentation, the interns arrived at the conclusion that the topic of “comfort women” is deeply rooted in racism, imperialism, cycles of oppression, discrimination, and violence, as well as crimes of humanity. Jenny Chan, Co-Founder, is running the internship program for the second time this summer.

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...

15th Asian Solidarity Conference with Reps from 11 Countries

The 15th Asian Solidarity Conference held in Seoul, South Korea from March 7 to March 10, 2018, was a resounding success. The conference attracted around 200 attendees and representatives from 11 different countries - China, the Philippines, Indonesia,...

Dosan’s Historical Footsteps

Dosan (島山) Ahn, Changho (安昌浩) is a Korean American pioneer who immigrated to SF in early 1900s. He was a Korean independence activist and a leader of the Korean-American immigrants. He first settled at Chinatown in SF with his wife Helen. When Japan occupied Korea and took over the control, he fought against Japan for Korea’s independence.

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