Testimonial Event with Korean “Comfort Woman” Survivor Lee

Testimonial Event with Korean "Comfort Woman" Survivor Lee

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Room 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall See map
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 6511

Come hear the testimony of Grandmother Mak Dal Lee, a survivor of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery System. An estimated 200,000 young Asian women, euphemistically called “comfort women,” were coerced or deceived into sexually servicing the Japanese military between 1932 and 1945. Sixty years later, the Japanese government has not fully acknowledged this history and refuses to offer an official apology for state-sponsored military sexual slavery.

In conjunction with the American Studies Program, Asian American Cultural Center, Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization, KASY: Korean American Students of Yale, Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Schell Human Rights Center at Yale Law School, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, and the World Performance Project.

Japan, Korea, Transregional