Learning About the Injustices in North Korea—November 10
Monday, 20 September 2010
In an effort to raise awareness about the injustices in North Korea, the organization Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will come to campus as part of its national tour. LiNK will present the film “Hiding” on Wednesday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. The community is welcome to attend.
“Not many people know of the injustice that goes on in North Korea, so I think it will be an eye-opening event to attend,” said Sharon Chun ’11 of Northbrook, Illinois. As a member of the College’s Asian American Alliance, Chun worked with LiNK last year to organize the event.
The Asian American Alliance, the sponsor of the event, is a sub-committee of Trinity’s Multicultural Club.
About the Film
“Hiding” is a documentary that exposes the struggle that North Korean refugees in China endure to find freedom. This film will introduce those still in hiding and will show others how they can bring these refugees to safety. This showing is part of a tour across North America in which members of LiNK visit colleges, high schools, and churches to present the film and advocate for the people of North Korea.
LiNK was formed in 2004 by individuals who had learned about North Korea and felt called to help. Educating a team of college students, they formed the organization LiNK. LiNK is a movement of activists empowered by the stories of refugees and motivated by the issue’s urgency. Focusing on awareness, advocates share these stories of hope and survival globally. Their work consists of four segments: shelters, rescuing refugees, resettlement, and awareness. Working in Southeast Asia, LiNK operates shelters that house and protect refugees rescued out of China. They also offer educational and financial assistance to resettle the refugees in America and South Korea.