North Korean defector, activist to speak April 11

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North Korean defector, activist to speak April 11

Yeonmi Park
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Yeonmi Park

North Korean defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park will discuss her experiences in a lecture, “Shining Light on the Darkest Place in the World: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

Since escaping the North Korean regime, Park has become a leading voice of oppressed people around the world. Her passionate speech at the 2014 One Young World Summit on the horrors of detention camps, political executions and sex trafficking launched her into the international spotlight and has been viewed more than 80 million times on YouTube.

Since then, Park has continued her work as a human rights activist, being named one of the BBC’s top global women and publishing a searing memoir about her escape.

The April 11 event, sponsored by UPC Nebraska and the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, is free for students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

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