Channel Foundation co-organized and co-sponsored a panel discussion, “A Conversation about Feminism and War in the Asia Pacific,” featuring Christine Ahn, Founder and Director of Channel grantee partner Women Cross DMZ, along with locally based Seattle activists from LELO, NAPAWF, APALA, PARISOL, GABRIELA Seattle on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. The event at the Wing Luke Museum was also co-sponsored by World Affairs Council – Seattle.
The event featured an evening of learning and conversation about the role of feminism in ending war and achieving peace and justice. Poet and translator Don Mee Choi opened with a reading from her collection, Hardly War. Christine Ahn, founder of Women Cross the DMZ and co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute, spoke on the current threat of war in the Asia Pacific. Seattle writer and activist Soya Jung moderated a conversation about feminism and war with Ahn, local Lakota organizer Matt Remle, international human rights activist Cindy Domingo, and GABRIELA Seattle’s Jill Mangaliman.