Joo Yang and Yeonmi Park will both be speakers at the Students for Liberty International Summit, according to a Website BeforeItsNews.com and United Liberty.  Yeah, well, before they were sought-after speakers, they were both students in the Teach North Korean Refugees Project.

Joo Yang (then known as Chanyang Ju) was matched with tutors from mid 2013 until early 2014. Here’s an article I wrote for the Korea Times about the three months she studied intensively to prepared to deliver her first major speech in English, at the Asia Liberty Forum in New Delhi, India. In addition, I also heard that she was speaking at Columbia University a few days ago, but I didn’t hear about it until a few days later. And of course, I am so delighted that she recorded this broadcast about me, to be sent into North Korea.

Yeonmi Park was in the project in mid 2013 for a short time, then returned with a vengeance from January-October of 2014, studying with 18 tutors during that time. I recently wrote about working together with Yeonmi, here are our most recent podcasts. She is now wrapping up her speaking tour that began in Europe and is ending in the USA.

Joo Yang at the October 2013 matching session.

Joo Yang at the October 2013 matching session.

with Chanyang Ju (Joo Yang) for her talk in India last January.

with Chanyang Ju (Joo Yang) for her talk in India last January.

Chanyang speaking in India at the Asia Liberty Forum, January 2014.

Chanyang speaking in India at the Asia Liberty Forum, January 2014.

Yeonmi returns to the Matching program in January 2014. She studied with 18 tutors during January-October 2014..

Casey Lartigue and Yeonmi Park, in Hong Kong, on September 6, 2014, recording "North Korea Today, featuring Casey and Yeonmi."

Casey Lartigue and Yeonmi Park, in Hong Kong, on September 6, 2014, recording “North Korea Today, featuring Casey and Yeonmi.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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