Join us on October 5th and 6th, as we examine the “Comfort” station system operated by Japanese Imperial Army before and during the WW2. Scholars Myungsuk Yun and Mikyoung Kim will discuss why the “Comfort” station system constituted an egregious crime against humanity and about what actions we can take to prevent future cruelty and promote social justice.
Special Guest on Friday: Glendale Planning Commissioner Chang-yup Lee, an essential figure in installing the “Comfort Women” memorial in Glendale in 2013.
October 5, 2017 Thursday
9:30am – 10:55am
Burk Hall 28
San Francisco State University
October 6, 2017 Friday
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Valley Life Science Building(VLSB)
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Kim Hak-sun was the first woman to come forward about the plight of the comfort woman. As the first to share her story, she helped to bring to the public’s attention the issue of Japanese sex slavery during the Pacific War when she went public with her story in August, 1991.
Ruff-O’Herne was born in 1923 in Bandoeng in the Dutch East Indies, a former Southeast Asian colony of the Dutch Empire. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, O’Herne and thousands of Dutch women were forced into hard physical labor at a prisoner-of-war camp…