Korean-American Works to Raise Comfort Women Awareness in US

Originally Posted on Hankyoreh - English, Korean San Francisco-based foundation works with Korean organization to educate American students On July 3, Sohn Sung-suk, a 53-year-old Korean-American, delivered educational material about the comfort women...

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.

E4SJF “Comfort Women” Symposium

Education for Social Justice Foundation (E4SJF) held “Comfort Women” Symposium at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and UC Berkeley (UCB) on October 5th and 6th, respectively. Two Scholars from Korea, Dr. Myungsuk Yun and Professor Mikyoung Kim...

E4SJF’s Workshop A Big Success

Saturday October 7th at Mission High School in San Francisco, Education for Social Justice Foundation(E4SJF) held a workshop on Justice for "Comfort Women", WWII Military Sexual Slaves. It was part of the 17th annual Teachers for Social Justice(T4SJ)...

E4SJF’s Lowe Interviewed by Hankyoreh with Honda

Originally posted on Hankyoreh http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/816017.html [Interview] Mike Honda speaks about publicizing comfort women issue in the US The former congressman has been at the forefront of efforts to raise...

Another Grandma Passes

August 28th, 2017, another “Comfort Women” passed away. Grandma Ha Sangsook was born in 1928 in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, Korea. In 1944, she was taken as “Comfort Women” when she was only 16 years old. She was told that may be able to make money working in...

E4SJF Helps Chiba School

August 17th, 2017, Sung Sohn visited Korean Japanese Chiba Elementary-Middle School to deliver the $5,000 fund raised to help the school. Chiba school’s public funding was cut by Japanese gov’t siting artwork by school child depicts “Comfort Women”. After...

Kim Hak-sun

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.

Jan Ruff O’Herne

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…

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