By World BEYOND War, October 24, 2021
St. Francis Peace Center Foundation, located in Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island, South Korea, hosted an English-language online course titled “Resisting Militarization in Jeju and Northeast Asia” from Apr. 9/10 to May 28/29.
Kaia Vereide, an international peace activist supported by the Center, facilitated the 7 weekly sessions. Each week, a speaker gave a 40 minute presentation about resistance to militarization in their region, and 25 participants with diverse backgrounds and ages joined in small group discussions and full group Q&A times. Three of the speakers gave permission to share publicly their presentations:
1) “Recent militarization and resistance in Jeju” -Sunghee Choi, Gangjeong International Team, April 23/24
2) “Resisting colonialism, dictatorship, and military bases in the Philippines” -Corazon Valdez Fabros, International Peace Bureau, Asia Europe People’s Forum, May 7/8
3) “How to Hide Empire in the 21st Century -Koohan Paik, Just Transition Hawaii Coalition, May 28/29
To learn more about the Gangjeong struggle against the Jeju Navy Base, see http://savejejunow.org