One Year Anniversary of Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden
WCCW hosted the first anniversary celebration of the Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden (CWMPG) to commemorate “comfort women,” young women and girls from more than a dozen nations of Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesian, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Netherland, and East Timor, who became victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces during the World War II.
When: 3 PM – 6PM, 5/21/2015 Where: Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
WCCW hosted the Session II panel and a breakout session at the KOWINNER Convention 2015-Washington DC, held on May 1 through May 3 of 2015, and invited guest speakers to present on the topic of comfort women.
Session II (11 AM – 12:30 PM, 5/2/2015; Banquet Hall at the venue)
Session II Title: Wartime Atrocity toward Women: Comfort Women Case
Jungsil Lee, Ph.D., President of WCCW
Professor at George Washington University
Director at Washington University of Virginia
Yuki Tarazawa (Prof., Hofstra University)
"The Comfort Women Systems in North China and East Timor"
Christoper Simpson (Prof., American University)
"New Prospects for ‘COMFORT WOMEN’ Legal challenges"
Mindy Kotler (Founder and Director, Asian Policy Point)
"New Japanese Nationalism Constructs"
Okcha Soh (Prof., Columbia College; former President of WCCW)
"Abe Politics and Moral Degradation"
Rally to Call for PM Abe’s Official Apology
Peaceful Demonstration of Coalitions
When: 9 AM to 12 PM, April 28 and 29 of 2015
Where: The Front (West side) of the US Capitol
Area 1 (the open grass area in the center front of the Capitol)
K mart, Annandale 8:15 AM departure
Lotte, Gaithersburg 8:00 AM departure
Lotte, Ellicott City 8:00 AM departure
WCCW and other partner organizations gathered to call for Japan’s official apology upon Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Washington, DC. A surviving Comfort Woman from Korea will be there. It is an opportunity to show the world that Abe denies Japan’s responsibility for the crimes committed during WWII.
Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. and partners (in alphabetical order)
Asia Pacific WWII Atrocities Memorial, Inc.
Chinese Alumni Association of Greater Washington
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Global Alliance for Preserving the Truth of WWII
Korean American Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Korean American Forum
Korean American Forum of California
The Korean Society of Maryland
The Korea Times Washington, DC
ROC Veteran Association of Greater Washington
The Union of Chinese American Professional Organizations