November: Testimony by Hwang Keumju, a former "comfort woman"
of military sexual slavery by Japan, at Korean United Methodist
Church. (News coverage by Channel 5 TV station.)
December: WCCW established: Dongwoo Lee Hahm was named for the first
January: Collection of 8,000 petitions on behalf of redress for "comfort
March: Organized Demonstration in front of Japanese Embassy
demanding "Redress for Comfort Women."
April: Attendance at International symposium "The Asian Women and
Peace," Tokyo, Japan.
October: Publication of a WCCW open letter to Japanese prime minister
Hosokawa in The Washington Post.
February: "Forum on 'Comfort Women' " cosponsored by Georgetown
University Law Center Students Association.
February: Address on "comfort women" at Amnesty International Regional
Conference, "Treatment of Women during Wartime."
(Speaker: Won Kim, Esq.)
March: Presentation on "comfort women" at the International
Women's Day Symposium on Women's Human Rights around
the World, University of Richmond.
May: Forum on "comfort women." (Speaker: Kenichi Takagi, Attorney-
at-Law, Tokyo, Japan.)
June: Organized Rally in front of White House: "Asian and American
United to Redress Japanese War Crimes"
October: Videotaped interviewing of fifteen surviving "comfort women"
(South Korea) to preserve their testimonies.
April: An exhibition and a video presentation on "The Comfort
Women" at the United Methodist Social Building near Capitol Hill,
August: Presentation of the video and an exhibition "The Comfort Women"
at the Fourth UN World Conference on Women in Beijing.
November: Presentation on "comfort women" issues at the Korean American
Women UN Seminar, New York.
March/April: Attendance at the 52nd UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva.
April: Talk show on "comfort women" at 'The Women Connection,'
June: Provision of historical photos to Time magazine (Time magazine
later featured a six-page article titled 'Japan: The Furor Over Making Apologies to the "Comfort Women" )
September: International conference at Georgetown University: "The 'Comfort
Women' of World War II: Legacy and Lessons," cosponsored
with Georgetown University, the Korea Society.
October: Coordinating meetings for Kim Yoon-shim, a surviving comfort
woman with the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. State
February: Presentation on 'WCCW activities in the U.S. on Comfort
Women" at International Symposium, Seoul, Korea.
May: Presentation on "Comfort Women" at a press conference,
July: Congressional Representative William O. Lipinski, joined by other
U.S. Congressional Representatives (sixty-nine members as
of May 998), submitted House Resolution126 to the U.S. Congress,
urging the Japanese government to extend a formal apology
and pay reparations to victims of Japanese war crimes.
December: Book signing by Therese Park, author of 'A Gift of the Emperor.'
June: Presentation of significantly expanded exhibit: " Comfort Women of World War II: An Indisputable Tragedy" at the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (6/1-14).
March/May: Exhibit: "Comfort Women of World War II" at the Free Library of Philadelphia (19 March-3 May 1999)
March: Attendance at the Thirteenth Annual Korean American Students'
Conference, co- sponsored by Stanford University and the
University of California, Berkeley. Organized the Keynote speech
by Kim Yoon-shim, a surviving comfort woman.