Yale International Conference on "Comfort Women" and Wartime Sexual Violenc...

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Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple Street

New Haven, CT 06510

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Join SCW at Yale for at our inaugural Yale International Conference on "Comfort Women"" and Wartime Sexual Violence, featuring speakers such as Former Congressman Mike Honda and Yoshiaki Yoshimi, the founder of Center for Research and Documentation on Japan's War Responsibility. In 1992, Professor Yoshimi discovered and made public the first documents revealing the Japanese military had established and maintained the military "comfort station" system. In 2007, Honda proposed U.S. H.Res. 121, which stated that Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility for the "comfort women" issue. They will be joined by other international scholars, journalists, and activists on panels covering three main themes: historical justice and education of wartime sexual violence, human rights and international law, and activism and social entrepreneurship.

The conference strives to address current wartime sexual violence as one of the most salient issues of our generation, and seek to educate people on the historical injustices of the past with the hope that history does not repeat itself. Lunch will be provided, during which you will have the opportunity to meet some of our extraordinary speakers. We look forward to seeing you there!

IMPORTANT: This event requires a $5 deposit for Yale students/staff. We will refund your deposit (Eventbrite fee included) upon check-in.

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