“Comfort Women” – Why Japan’s 200,000 WWII sex slaves matter today
Presented by the Reproductive Justice Task Force (RJTF) at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
“Comfort Women” is the euphemistic term for 200,000 female sex slaves forcibly abducted and abused by the Japanese imperial armed forces throughout Southeast Asia before and during World War II. Confined and raped up to 50 times a day by Japanese soldiers, many of these women died during their ordeal. A gross violation of human and women’s rights, the “Comfort Women” issue is yet to be resolved. Join us to learn its history and what you can do to advocate for these victims.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Refreshments/View art exhibit
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Program
Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue (79th – 80th Streets)
Light refreshments will be offered.
Dr. Ok Cha Soh
Former President, Washington Coalition for Comfort Women’s Issues (WCCW)
Dr. Arthur Flug
Executive Director, Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough College
Mr. Steve Cavallo