THE U.S. WAR ON NORTH KOREA AND PROSPECTS FOR PEACE
SCREENING OF MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR, WITH FILMMAKER IN PERSON,
+ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
When: Friday,November 9,2018. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free & open to the public.
Where: Southface Institute,Home Depot Training Center,241 Pine St. NE; Atlanta, GA 30308
The Korean War,the first hot war of the Cold War,has not yet ended. Not simply a problem “over there,” the unending Korean War is an intimate and everyday condition of the American past and present.An asymmetrical war during which the United States perpetrated a “bombing holocaust” on North Korea, the Korean War has continuously informed U.S.regime-change policy toward North Korea for the past several decades. As a mode of imperial consciousness, the disavowal of the ongoing war normalizes the fact that the unending Korean War serves as the necessary condition for a U.S.militarized presence in Northeast Asia and justifies renewed U.S.war as a “solution” to an unfinished war of intervention.
This roundtable brings together anti-war activists,cultural workers,and politically engaged scholars to address not only the looming spectacle of renewed U.S.war on North Korea but also the unending Korean War that hovers illegibly below the surface in the United States. The panelists on this roundtable will point to the urgency of a call to knowledge in critical opposition to current calls to arms or for a “militarized peace.”
Christine Hong, University of California, Santa Cruz – Monica Kim, New York University – Hyun Lee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development – Deann Borshay Liem, Filmmaker
Sponsored by the Korea Policy Institute, ANSWER Coalition, Georgia WAND,and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta. For further information, please contact cjhong@ucsc. edu.