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WomenCrossDMZ: A Report Back from a Historic Walk in the Koreas for Peace and Reunification

Wednesday, September 16
12:00-1:30PM
Campion 139 (Faculty Lounge)

With Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes and BC Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Center Affiliated Faculty Member Ramsay Liem.

M. Brinton Lykes, community-cultural psychologist at the Lynch School of Education and Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice joined 29 other women from 15 different countries to cross the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas on May 24, 2015, International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.  This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the separation of the two Koreas that set the stage for the world's longest un-ended war and six decades of family separation for millions of Koreans more than 100,000 of whom live in the United States. Ramsay Liem, Professor Emeritus of Boston College, psychologist, filmmaker and long-time Korea activist will join Brinton to share clips of an earlier film about the war and new work about the women's historic walk across the DMZ.

Co-Sponsored by the Lynch School of Education and the Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Boston College

A light lunch will be served.  RSVP to Lauren.McGrath@bc.edu.