Comfort Woman Grandma Yong Soo Lee


Grandma Yong Soo Lee, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 09/17, 2015 Photo: Tomo  Hirai, Nichi Bei Weekly

Sunday, March 20, 2016
7pm, Room 206
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave.,
San Franicsco, CA 94102


Visiting from Seoul, Korea, Grandma Yong Soo Lee is speaking about her life during World War II and  about the Comfort Woman who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army. She is an activist for women’s rights and those who seek an apology from Japan. She is among the last of the surviving “comfort women,” tens of thousands of Koreans and Chinese who as girls were kidnapped and forced into farm labor and sexual servitude for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Lee, 87, previously gave witness at the Sept. 17, 2015 San Francisco Board of Supervisors subcommittee meeting and they unanimously passed “comfort women” memorial resolution at San Francisco City Hall. 

Sunday’s, March 20, 7pm event is at the Veterans Building, Room #206, second floor, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street. Enter through the Van Ness front entrance, take the elevator to the second floor, turn right and proceed to room 206.

Hosted by Veterans For Peace, San Francisco, Chapter 69, and endorsed by the “Comfort Women” Justice Coalition. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted but not required.

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