Experience a glimpse of the inequality and food shortage in North Korea while helping to save the lives of North Korean refugees! Hear firsthand from a North Korean escapee about what life, and extreme hunger, was really like in North Korea.
What: Hunger Banquet for North Korean Human Rights, featuring a talk by a North Korean escapee
When: November 6 (Thursday), 7 PM
Where: Neungla Babsang (능라밥상) -- A traditional North Korean cuisine restaurant (Address and more information below)
RSVP required by November 1!
What is a Hunger Banquet?
The NKHR Hunger Banquet will bring awareness about hunger, food insecurity and social inequality in North Korea. It is a dramatization of North Korea’s food distribution system, the Public Distribution System, and caste system, Songbun. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of North Korea's three social classes and served a meal that corresponds to their assigned identity and social class. By participating in the banquet, guests will get a glimpse of the reclusive North Korean society and experience directly how the regime has been violating even the most basic human rights, such as right to food.
NOTE: Some participants will be placed in the lowest class and will not receive a full meal. The idea is to replicate what someone in North Korea of that class might eat and illustrate the extreme inequality.
A raffle for dessert and prizes will also take place during the banquet.
Like all Rescue Fund events, the Hunger Banquet is a fundraiser for North Korean refugees. All proceeds will be used to rescue North Koreans in China who need assistance reaching South Korea safely.
What is Neungla Bapsang (능라밥상)?
Neungla Bapsang (능라밥상), a restaurant in Jongno that specializes in authentic North Korean cuisine. It is run by Dr. Ae-ran Lee, the first North Korean female defector to earn a doctoral degree. Dr. Lee escaped North Korea in 1997 and founded the North Korea Traditional Culinary and Culture Institute (북한전통음식문화연구원) in 2008. The restaurant opened in 2012, making authentic North Korean food widely available to the South Korean public.
RSVP and Entry Fee:
Early Bird Registration by Oct. 26: 13,000 Won (receive a free raffle ticket)
Regular Registration by Nov. 1: 15,000 Won
RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/P3ST5Mfcbd
RSVP AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
How can I pay?
Wire transfer or Paypal
Kookmin Bank (국민은행)
Account Number: 533301-01-119295
Account Holder: Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (북한인권시민연합)
**IMPORTANT NOTE: PayPal accepts payment in US dollars only and charges a commission.
If you pay through PayPal:
Early Bird Registration: USD 15.00
Regular Registration: USD 17.00
능라밥상 – 북한전통음식문화연구원
서울특별시 종로구 낙원동 197-1 경산빌딩 2층
Neungla Babsang - North Korea Traditional Culinary and Culture Institute
Kyungsan Building 2nd Floor, 197-1, Nagwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
For any inquiries, contact us NKHRrescuefund@gmail.com
All NKHR Rescue Fund events directly fund the rescue of North Korean refugees. 100% of your donation will be used to help North Korean defectors reach South Korea safely.
We are a group of volunteers fundraising for NKHR (Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights) to rescue