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 entitled “Supporting Remembrance of “Comfort Women” and their Endangered History” which passed on February 7, 2017. Eclipse Rising was the main force behind the passing of the resolution.

The first event, on Thursday, March 29, was a tour and teach-in of the San Francisco “comfort women” memorial followed by presentations by Bay Area educators and activists on “comfort women” educational materials and teaching experiences. One of the main speakers at the memorial site was Ethnic Studies Professor Eric Mar, who proposed the San Francisco “comfort women” memorial installation resolution. This event was organized by Grace Yoo, Faculty Director and Professor in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, and Kei Fischer, Ethnic Studies Professor at Chabot College… Read More.

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...

Teachers for Social Justice Conference

17th Annual T4SJ Conference 2017 Theme- Connecting Struggles & Radical Resilience ESJF workshop Title: Justice for “Comfort Women”, WWII Military Sexual Slaves Summary Justice for “Comfort Women”, WWII Japanese Military Sexual Slaves...

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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