Dim Sum lunch with "comfort woman" survivor
WHEN: Monday December 3, 2007 from 12 noon to 2 pm
WHERE: Floata Restaurant, 180 Keefer St., Vancouver
WHAT: Meet with one of the former "Comfort Women" and human rights lawyer from China and hear a first-hand account the background and outcomes of the coerced sexual slavery system enforced by the Japanese Imperial Army in Asia during the Second World War and the Canadian Motion supporting redress for “Comfort Women”.
WHY: BC ALPHA is honoured to have the presence of Grandma LIU Huan Main (ó´ñ ä∑îkîk))and human rights lawyer, KANG Jian (çNåíó•ét) in Vancouver after they will have made their appeal to the Subcommittee of the International Human Rights of the House of Commons in Ottawa on November 27, 2007 together with 3 other “comfort women” survivors from Korea, the Philippines and the Netherlands. This is a unique and rare opportunity to meet a survivor of the sexual slavery system setup by the Japanese Imperial Army throughout Asia during WWII and be informed about her ordeal of being violated in a systemic manner and then being denied justice. Attorney KANG will comment on the response of the Japanese government and Japanese corporations regarding the lawsuits filed by the former Chinese “comfort women”. As people respecting human rights and women’s rights, your action to listen, to share knowledge and to support these "Comfort Women’s" demand to reclaim their dignity is important.
ORGANIZER: BC ALPHA (Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia).
REGISTRATION: Please email <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-247-0738 on or before November 30, 2007. Ticket is $20 including dim sum lunch.