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WHAT: RCKC Seminar on "The Impact of the March 1st Korean Independence Movement on the Korean Community in the U.S.," featuring Dr. Edward Taehan Chang of UC-Riverside

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:40 to 8:20 PM.

WHERE: Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), 46-20 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11355.

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, RCKC will host a talk on the "The Impact of the March 1st Korean Independence Movement on the Korean Community in the U.S." featuring Dr. Edward Taehan Chang of UC-Riverside as part of our regular ongoing seminar series. The event will take place from 6:40 to 8:20 PM at Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), 46-20 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11355. Light refreshments will be available at 6:40, and the talk will begin around 7:00. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Please note that this talk will be given in Korean.

Early Korean immigrants in the U.S. played an important role in the Korean Independence Movement of the early 1900s. Despite low income, harsh working conditions, and racial discrimination, Korean immigrants actively participated in and funded their homeland's fight for freedom against the Japanese Empire. When news of the March 1st uprising in Korea reached overseas Korean communities, it served as an impetus for active engagement in the movement. This talk will focus on (1) the Hemet Valley incident, (2) how the movement ignited support for armed resistance against Japan, (3) the important role of Korean women in the movement, and (4) English-language newspaper coverage of the movement.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this event.

 

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