On Saturday October 8th, the NKHR Rescue Fund was thrilled to join local Indie music guru Ali Safavi at DGBD in Hongdae for a night of performances, social awareness, and scrumptious treats-- all part of Safavi's two-day I Like Many II music festival. Rescue Fund volunteers spoke to the crowd, aggressively sold banana chocolate chip muffins, and staffed an information booth for audience members. All told, Ali and the group raised almost 400,000won toward refugee rescues! Thank you so much to all of the amazing performers and everyone who generously donated towards the cause.
More recently, on Saturday November 26, volunteers and NKHR staff held an awareness event on the issue of families separated by the Korean War. Attendees munched on ramen-flavored popcorn in the basement of HBC's Bedrock bar while watching a screening of J.P. Elliott's short artistic film "Orphans." Afterwards, not only was the director on hand to personally answer questions about his vision, but he was also joined by humanitarian law expert Dr. Choi Eun Bum for an extremely informative panel discussion and audience Q&A. Dr. Choi, member of a separated family himself, provided a unique and poignant perspective on how separation continues to affect relatives in different parts of Korea today. The event also doubled as a winter wear drive for North Korean refugees in hiding; attendees generously donated coats and sweaters, as well as funds for refugee rescues. Staff and volunteers were overjoyed by the response from the event and the number of individuals who expressed a desire to be involved with Rescue Fund activities in the future. Thank you for your support!
We are a group of volunteers fundraising for NKHR (Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights) to rescue