Through their writings and public appearances, North Korean defectors are playing a growing role in the groundwork for re-establishing One Korea. Many work with South Korean civic groups such as Action for Korea United to spread information among the people in the North. Globally, through their often harrowing stories about the reality of life in North Korea, defectors put a human face on reports of humanitarian crises and human rights abuses. Their exposure to the power of freedom has become a driving impetus in the quest for reunification of the Korean family. This forum featured the testimony of young North Korean defectors and supported a grassroots movement for the reunification of the peninsula.
Dr. Edwin Feulner, Founder, Heritage Foundation
Ms. Grace Jo, Vice President, NKinUSA, North Korean Defector
Mr. Cheol Hwan Kang, Co-President, Action for Korea United; President, North Korea Strategy Center; North Korean Defector and Author, “Aquariums of Pyongyang”
Hon. Choong Whan Kim, Member of Korean National Assembly (17th, 18th); Chairman, Institute for Peaceful Northeast Asia and Unified Korea
Ms. Jenny Town, Assistant Director, US-Korea Institute at SAIS