UB Student Government Association presents North Korean refugees and their personal stories on October 29
The University of Bridgeport Student Government Association is proud to host an evening with members of LINK (Liberty in North Korea), who will present rarely heard and deeply moving stories from refugees from that country at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 29.
The event will be held at Littlefield Recital Hall in the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue. It is free and open to the public.
LINK is a California–based nonprofit that has resettled 265 North Korean refugees globally.
The presentation includes video histories from Joo Yang, Yeonmi Park, and Joseph Kim, three young adults who fled North Korea. Yan is now a popular television host living in South Korea. Park, a former orchid grower, is a global public speaker and college student. Kim, who has been a featured TED Talk speaker, escaped North Korea after living on the streets as an orphan.
The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
“This is a unique chance to hear directly from North Koreans through personal testimony about life inside North Korea,” said Sam Orman, a UB student who helped to organize the event. “LINK supports refugees and helps them to resettle and obtain education and opportunities for the kind of lives that we often take for granted.”
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