On February 12, ESJF co-founders attended the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, where Gordon Mar of District 4 issued a commendation in honor of late Grandma Kim Bok-Dong. The ceremony reminded all who attended of the importance of peace, human rights, and the role that education plays in securing justice for those who may not have the means to seek it themselves.
*Halmoni means “grandmother” in Korean. This term also refers to a Korean “comfort women” survivor who has been involved in the struggle for justice since the 1990s.
On February 11, ESJF co-founders attended late SF Mayor Ed Lee’s film premiere at the Herbst Theatre. Approximately 300 people attended the sold-out event. Amongst the attendees were Mayor Ed Lee’s family members and Mayor London Breed who are pictured below. We at ESJF dearly miss Ed Lee, a genuine and caring leader who stood up for the neglected and marginalized, including former “comfort women,” for whom he demanded justice.