Mistruth and Consequences: Feminist Scholars on "Comfort Women" Denialism and Grassroots Movements for Justice
On March 10, Sung Sohn, co-founder and executive director of ESJF, presented at the webinar Mistruth and Consequences held in response to the firestorm surrounding Harvard legal professor J. Mark Ramsesyer’s recent article on the Japanese military sexual slavery system. At the event, panelists also discussed the remarkable transnational grassroots activism, including feminist and pedagogical initiatives, for reparative justice. Sung focused on academic activism and grassroots efforts to preserve “comfort women” history.
Hosted by the Center for Racial Justice at UCSC and co-sponsored by the Korea Policy Institute, the webinar featured three other panelists: Professors Alex Dudden, Jinah Kim, and Kei Fischer. Christine Hong, professor and co-director at the Center for Racial Justice at UC Santa Cruz, moderated the discussion. You can find a YouTube recording of the event here.