Pierce College is hosting an event featuring one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement on Feb. 25. Suzanne K. Scholte is an internationally recognized, award-winning human rights activist, and has worked for more than 18 years to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people. She will speak during a special event at Pierce College Puyallup on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theater.
Following her talk, she will also facilitate a panel discussion featuring insights from North Korean refugees.
Scholte founded a program in 1996 that hosted the first North Korean defectors to speak out in the United States about the human rights atrocities being committed against the people of North Korea. Currently, she serves as president of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition and Vice Chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
Throughout her career, she has hosted visits to the United States for more than 70 North Korean defectors to testify before Congress and raise awareness of human rights violations taking place in North Korea.
Following the presentation, a reception will be held featuring authentic Korean food generously provided by the National Unification Advisory Committee (NUAC).
Pierce College would like to recognize the sponsors who helped make this event a success: the National Unification Advisory Committee (NUAC); Korean Women’s International Network, Pacific Northwest chapter; Delta Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Ramada Inn Tukwila.
Story reprinted, with permission, from Pierce News website.