11/11/13

"When a fire is lit in the heart"--North Korean male refugees speak out


An estimated 70% of the North Korean refugees coming to South Korea are women. Why are so few men escaping North Korea and arriving in South Korea? What are their lives like in North Korea--and once they have escaped.

On December 7,will hear , as they address those and other questions. 

FAQ (subject to be updated based on questions)

DRESS CODE?
Business casual. No one knows exactly what business casual means, so my personal definition is: "Dress the way your mother would approve."

That means you can choose: Business Casual, or Business Clown. Either way, welcome!

LOCATION?
The session will be held at the Seoul Global Center, at the Jonggak Subway Station, line 1, exit 6. From exit 6, walk for about 30 seconds, you will see the building on your left. I visited the location today, checked out the room, took photos, checked the address and directions.

PAYMENT--RSVP FOR SEAT?
Space is limited. To reserve a seat in advance--and by that, I mean an assigned seat, just in case the demand happens to exceed the supply--deposit 10,000 won to the Woori bank account 1002-842-088197 (the name on the account will be "Larti." The cost may go up after December 1.

FOLLOW UP?
Please send an email to cjl@post.harvard.edu to confirm the name on your account.

FOOD/DRINKS?
They made it very clear that we are not allowed to have any beer or food at the event.

As a reminder, here was the October 16 event with North Korean ladies telling their stories.
https://www.facebook.com/events/162714933918872/?source=1