Hey guys, we were contacted about helping promote this event. Something I find bizarre about living in South Korea is knowing that North Korea is so close and that people there are living such different lives. Those that escape North Korea usually have a very risky and difficult journey but their hardship doesn’t end once they are on South Korean soil. It must be difficult to fit into South Korean society after living in North Korea, and I can’t even begin to understand the challenges they must face.
This is the information we’ve been given:
“Road to Life”: An International Rally for North Korean Freedom is happening on Saturday, April 26th as part of North Korean Freedom Week.
The rally is in support of all North Korean refugees who make it to South Korea and are in need assistance setting up a new life in here, coping with the loss of loved ones left behind and trying to obtain an education, as well as advocating North Korean refugees who have made it elsewhere, and the liberty of those still in the north. The event will begin in MyeongDong, Seoul where there will be a stage showcasing speakers, both former refugees and advocates of North Korean liberty. We will also be incorporating a flashmob, and encourage all those interested to participate. We have a prepared song mix, which will be available soon, and volunteers are preparing choreography.
The event is being co-hosted by the Mulmangcho Center for Human Rights and the Freedom Factory Co. Ltd., organized by Casey Lartigue from FreedomFactory.co.kr, and in conjunction with Professor Park Sun-Young, a professor of constitutional law at Dongguk University.