|First Korea Peace Day for 2014!|
Korea Peace Days 2014
The Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea (ASCK.org) and the National Campaign to End the Korean War (EndTheKoreanWar.org) sent out a call to hold Korea Peace Days from July 2013 to July 2014, to raise greater awareness and understanding about the need for peace on the Korean peninsula.
Report on Korea Peace Day at Boston College, January 15, 2014
Over 200 people from the campus and community attended Korea Peace Days at Boston College last month.They gave an enthusiastic response to a stunning performance, “Remembering One”, originally written and performed by the Bay Area’s Dohee Lee and Skim (Saeun Kim) for the premiere screening of Memory of Forgotten War at CAAMFest in San Francisco last March. The performance was followed by a showing of Memory of Forgotten War, comments from BC history professor Arissa Oh and BC senior Anna Chung, and then a Q/A with filmmakers Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem.A behind-the-scenes high point was the intensive work Dohee and Skim did with students from the Berklee College of Music, Boston College and Boston University who provided backup drumming for the performance.If ever there were a demonstration of the power of pungmul to create a common voice for peace in Korea, this collaboration was it.
The impact of the performance, screening and commentaries was evident in the broad audience participation in our Peace-in-Korea photobooth, Obama postcard campaign, and online petition to Kerry and Obama.Keep an eye out for a video of the program, which will be posted to YouTube in the near future.
For photos, go to the BC Korean Students Association Facebook page,
Hopefully, our experience will encourage others to mount their own Korea Peace Days.