Lectures and Peace/Environmental Forums

"If you want change, you can't wait for someone else to do it. You must be the ones to get involved in politics and make that change". These were the words of Yunsook Lee, as she compelled me and all the other female international delegates to get involved. She is the former South Korean Minister...
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Visiting De-Militarized Zone (DMZ): Jan 2014

In an earlier blog, I mentioned the DMZ, a zone established in 1953, 545km long, which cuts the Korean Peninsula in half, with a “truce” line positioned halfway between the 4km-wide zone. It is in this zone where military activity is not permitted, and is very dangerous as many landmines from the Korean War...
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Big Sisters For The Day – Hwacheon, South Korea

On a cold, early morning, we all arose, put on many warm layers, and finished with a white jumpsuit to protect our clothing from the coal residue. Yes, I said coal. That morning we were going to deliver coal to the needy homes in Hwacheon. Another thing I take for granted back home is...
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Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

A two-hour trip north-east from Seoul, brought us to Hwacheon County, in South Korea’s coldest province, Gangwon. This location is also close to the Korean De-Militarized Zone, the 4km wide stretch that encases the line separating North from South Korea. I will touch more on this later. During the month of January, the Hwacheon...
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