North Korean refugee author Sungju Lee will be the featured speaker at the first Teach North Korean Refugees Global Leadership Forum on Saturday April 15 from 2 pm at the Shin and Kim law firm in Seoul. In September 2016, Lee published Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea. He was born into an affluent family in North Korea, but his world was turned upside down when his father fell out of favor when Kim Jong-il became leader of the country. He starved, eventually becoming a street beggar, then later a gang member stealing and fighting his way to survival.
Lee escaped North Korea, settling in South Korea. He was the first North Korean refugee to intern at the Canadian parliament and he has worked with a number of NGOs aiding North Korean refugees. He hopes to get a PhD in reunification so he can play a role with the eventual reuniting of North and South Korea.
He is a dynamic speaker with a powerful story. He was the winner of the first Teach North Korean Refugees English Speech Contest in February 2015 and has spoken to audiences around the world. Every Falling Star won the 2016 CYBILS Award for Young Adult nonfiction.
Join us for what should be an informative discussion with a young North Korean refugee who has dreams of changing the world.
Introduction: TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee
Speech: Sungju Lee
Date: April 15th from 2pm-4pm
Location: Shin and Kim Law Office, 8th Floor,
State Tower Namsan
100 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Admission: 10,000 won in advance, 20,000 won at the door.
Book signing: You can also reserve a copy of the book in advance for 20,000 won ($20) if you order by April 1.
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT PROCESS:
For admission, you can also pay 10,000 won at the TNKR bank account until April 12 (email CJL@post.harvard.edu to confirm your payment) or 20,000 won at the TNKR bank account by April 1 to reserve your copy of the book to be delivered at event.
-Bank account: (Woori Bank) 1005-802-774890
-Name on account: 티엔케이알(TNKR)
-Swift code: HVBKKRSEXXX
-Bank address: Taebongro 70, Seochogu, Seoul, South Korea
-Bank phone number: 02-3463-9596
Step by step directions:
(Myeongdong exit 4, walk straight about two minutes, State Tower (Namsan) will be on your left.