Good morning everyone,
Aboriginal Studies is co-sponsoring a panel discussion along with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (OISE), the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute, ALPHA Education and the Centre for the Study of Korea titled The Apology: Colonial and Militarized Sexual Violence Against Women on May 3rd, 6-8. Feel free to forward to your contacts. Thank you.
Join us for a Panel Discussion:
“The Apology: Colonial and Militarized Sexual Violence Against Women”
Tuesday, May 3, 2016: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nexus Lounge, OISE
Help us show a warm welcome to 89-year old activist and “comfort woman” survivor Gil Won Ok as she visits Toronto for the premiere of Toronto-based filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung’s new film on Japanese military sexual slavery during the Asia-Pacific War/WWII, “The Apology,” premiering at HotDocs 2016.
The panel discussion will explore the history and activism of the “comfort women” while exploring links to colonial and militarized sexual violence in other contexts, including the middle east and turtle island.
* Gil Won Ok: Former “comfort woman” and international activist
* Yoon Meehyang: Feminist activist and director of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. www.womenandwar.net/
* Tiffany Hsiung: Filmmaker and director of The Apology, now premiering at HotDocs. https://www.nfb.ca/film/apology
* Yanar Mohammed: Founder of OWFI – Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. http://www.owfi.info/EN/
Event Organized and Supported by:
The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, OISE/UT
The Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI)
Aboriginal Studies Program, UT
Centre for the Study of Korea, UT
We look forward to learning from local feminist and community organizations at this event in order to build ongoing transnational solidarity in the quest to end systemic violence against women.
Please see the attached flyer for more details or visit our events page on our website at: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cwse/
Hope to see you there!
Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE)
at the Ontario Institute for Studies and Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Room 2-225, 252 Bloor St W., Toronto