Center for Korean Research CAA Korea Colloquium on Contemporary Korean Affairs
“Crossing the DMZ: Reflections on Transnational Women’s Peacebuilding”
Christine Ahn, Founder and International Coordinator, Women Crossing DMZ
Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
On May 24, 2015, thirty women peacemakers from fifteen countries crossed the Korean De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea. Organized by Women Cross DMZ, a movement of women working globally for peace in Korea, they drew global attention to the unresolved Korean War that has separated three generations of Korean families and threatens world peace. They held peace symposia in both Pyongyang and Seoul with hundreds of Korean women, and walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ. The International Coordinator, Christine Ahn, will share her reflections on this historic crossing and the critical role of women in the Korean peacebuilding process.