Ms. Lee Yong-soo, Council Member Laurie  Cumbo, President Dongchan Kim of KACE, and Council member Peter Koo

Ms. Lee Yong-soo, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, President Dongchan Kim of KACE, and Council member Peter Koo

On March 8th, 2016 KACE hosted a joint press conference in front of the New York City Hall to remember the “comfort women” atrocity in honor of International Women’s Day. NYC Council members Laurie Cumbo (D, 35th) and Peter Koo (D, 40th) joined the conference to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking that is still prevalent today in New York and other parts of the world. Ms. Lee Yong-soo, one of the last survivors of the “comfort women” tragedy joined the Council members and the Coalition for Comfort Women, comprised of the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs, Coalition Against the Trafficking of Women, Korean American Association of Queens, Pilipino American Unity for Progress, and KACE.

The joint press conference reiterated that such crimes against humanity as the “comfort women” tragedy shall be remembered and made aware, so as never to be repeated.

NYC Council member Laurie Cumbo

NYC Council member Laurie Cumbo

"Comfort Women" survivor Ms. Lee Yong-soo

“Comfort Women” survivor Ms. Lee Yong-soo

KACE and Ms. Lee also hosted a joint press conference at the UN headquarters in the afternoon.

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