The Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island will hold Life and Peace forum called ‘Dear You, Let’s Dream for Peace Now! in the building of Venture Maru (See the address of Venture Maru at the bottom) of Jeju City from May 28 to May 30. There is a cultural event called ‘Peace, You Come When Even Waiting For You Is Lost!’ on May 29.
The idea of forum initially came to resist the JEJU FORUM for Peace And Prosperity that only concerns with the interest of government and capital. The idea was first raised in the event of Jeju The Demilitarized Peace Island, 2nd Rally.
In the morning of Jan 30, the groups will have a joint press conference upon the opening of Jeju Forum near the Haevich hotel, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo City, where the forum is held. The press conference is to disclose injustice of the naval base project and to demand the revocation of it.
The Pan-Island committee stated that, “the Life and Peace forum has an alternative character of the Jeju forum, May 29 to 31. It will be a space for public opinion to build the Life and Peace village as a future vision of the Gangjeong village.”
1176-67 I-do 2 dong, Jeju City, Jeju, Korea
Tel: +82 64-725-2024
The below is the translation of program. Original Korean script can be seen here.
Dear you, Let’s dream for peace now!
May 28 (Tues.) to 29(Wed)
Forum, expo, cultural event (film screening, music concert)
From 1 pm each day, 10th floor, Venture Maru, Jeju City
May 30 (Thur.)
10:am Near Havichi hotel, Pyoseon, Jeju
No Participation fee
Programs in detail
13:00 Peace Talk by Novelist Hyun Gi-Young, poet Kim Soo-Yeol
15:00 Discussion onJeju naval base and peace in the Korean peninsula, and Northeast Asia peace community
17:00 Peace Expo, music and talk show on street near the Venture Maru
13:00 Screening of film, ‘Love Okinawa’
15:00 Discussion- Dream being realized together: Gangjeong as Life and Peace Village
19:00~: Culture event: “Peace, you come when even waiting for you is lost.”
May 30 (Thur.) 10:00 Joint Press Conference near the Haevichi hotel, Pyoseon, Jeju
May 29 Culture event: “Peace, you come when even waiting for you is lost.”
at the Jeju Venture Maru, 7pm
Talking Peace by Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon and Park Rae-Gun, executive adviser of Sarang Human Rights Foundation
Screening of films by Yang Dong-Kyu, Song Dong-Hyo, Cho Sung-Bong and Lee Wooki
Poet recitation by Mr. Kim Sung-Kyu, Gangjeong Village poet
Songs by Park-Ha-Ye-Chong, Singing group of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), children of the Gotjawal Little School, Yeon Young-Seok
Peace message selection (gifts of peace necklace)