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On March 9th, KACE hosted a meeting between “comfort women” survivor Ms. Lee Yong-soo and the participants of the Asian Social Justice Internship, a program at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, co-hosted every semester with KACE.

Ms. Lee expressed her appreciation for the students’ interest in the “Comfort Women” atrocity, the systematic sexual enslavement of young women across Asia by the Imperial Japanese forces during the World War II. She encouraged the students to help raise awareness of the issue to prevent further sexual crimes and human trafficking in the future.

The students warmly welcomed Ms. Lee and had a discussion on how to work together to bring awareness and justice.

The Asian Social Justice Internship was founded in the fall of 2012 to educate the modern history of northeast Asia with the emphasis on the “comfort women” atrocities. The program accepts 10 students every semester and offers opportunities for them to conduct first-hand interviews with “comfort women” survivors, collect and archive information.

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