San Francisco High Schools to Get “Comfort Women” Books

Originally Posted on The Korea Herald A nongovernmental group said Monday it will distribute books on the history of the so-called “comfort women” and related issues later this month to 18 high schools in the San Francisco area. The San Francisco-based...

Truth & Justice: Remembering “Comfort Women”

Don’t miss this rare opportunity! The Korean Council and Education for Social Justice Foundation invite you to the first San Francisco exhibition on Japanese military sex slaves, known as “comfort women.” The exhibition, Truth & Justice: Remembering...

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...

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.

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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