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Feminist Politics in Korea & The Korean Diaspora

Feminist Politics in Korea & The Korean Diaspora

These conversations with social activists and film makers are a public-facing component of a UCLA undergraduate course. With topics ranging from queer and transgender politics to disability and reproductive justice, from transnational adoption and anti-violence to prison abolition and migrant justice, the conversations emphasizes intersectional feminist praxis and the transformative power of solidarity.


Monday, May 17, 2021
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

This event is the very first of a series of public-facing conversations with social justice activists and filmmakers invited to a UCLA undergraduate course (Gender Studies 131, Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora). With topics ranging from queer and transgender politics to reproductive justice, from transnational adoption and anti-violence activism to prison abolition and migrant justice, the conversations emphasize intersectional feminist praxis and the transformative power of solidarity. For more information about the series and other speakers, please visit otherwise.net/feminist.

Our next conversation is on Monday, May 17 with Hyejin Shim. Unfortunately, Stacy Suh who was originally scheduled to be part of this conversation will not be able to join.  

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Hyejin Shim  is a queer Korean bilingual anti-violence advocate and community organizer based in Oakland, California. She has a decade's experience in local and national anti-violence work, and spent the past six years working with LGBTQ immigrant and refugee survivors at a San Francisco domestic violence shelter. Hyejin is a co-founder and member of the national advocacy project Survived and Punished, which supports criminalized and incarcerated survivors of domestic violence sexual assault, and human trafficking. With Survived and Punished, she organized resources and develops advocacy strategies to end the criminalization of survival especially for those survivors who are prosecuted, incarcerated, and threatened with deportation for engaging in self-defense or other survival acts deemed illegitimate by the law. She is also a member of the Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse, and with KACEDA, authored the publication "With You: Queer & Trans Koreans Surviving Violence: a Community-based Research Report" (2018). 

 Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA, where she teaches classes on gender and sexuality, Korean studies, (im)mobilities, and comics. Her research and publications concern conservative religious formations, queer activism, and protest cultures. Judy grew up in Seoul and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berkeley/Oakland, Vancouver, and Toronto.

 



Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for the Study of WomenGYOPO

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