Date(s) - 03/08/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fight for Women’s Rights: The “Comfort Women” Issue
One of the greatest atrocities committed against women in the 20 Century was the sexual enslavement of 200,000-400,000 women by the Japanese Imperial Government in the “comfort women” system from 1931 to 1945. Three quarters of these women perished during their enslavement, their lives and histories obliterated, but the “comfort women” system itself survived, becoming the template for modern-day globalized sex trafficking.
In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Starr King School for the Ministry has invited community civic leaders to present a symposium on the “Comfort Women”, one of the key issues in the global struggle for women’s rights.
Former Superior Court Judges Lillian Sing & Julie Tang will speak on the “Comfort Women”, their struggles to organize and memorialize the issue, and its social, geopolitical, and historic significance for women’s rights.
Location: Starr King School for the Ministry, 2441 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley
Time: March 8th, 7:00pm
Program Sponsors: SKSM MASC Program & the Comfort Women Justice Coalition