Korean-American Works to Raise Comfort Women Awareness in US

Jeongdaehyeop President Yoon Mi-hyang (left) and Education for Social Justice Foundation President Sohn Sung-suk (right) pose together with a teaching guide concerning sexual slavery under the Japanese imperial army. (Hwang Geum-bi, staff reporter)

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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 under the Japanese imperial army to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (Jeongdaehyeop). As president of the San Francisco-based Education for Social Justice Foundation, Sohn has been working to raise historical awareness of the comfort women.
Sohn met Jeongdaehyeop President Yoon Mi-hyang in the group’s office in Seoul’s Mapo District on the afternoon of July 3 and gave Yoon a teaching guide containing lesson plans about the comfort women. This teacher’s guide was distributed to 18 public high schools in San Francisco in April.

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