Please register on Eventbrite to receive a link to join the Zoom webinar.
Please join us for a conversation with Ga-Eun Han, Ju Hui Judy Han (UCLA Gender Studies), and gender studies students at UCLA.
Ga-Eun Han 한가은 (Le Thi Mai Thu) is a Vietnamese-Korean interpreter and migrant rights activist in South Korea. As the Secretary General of the Korean Women Migrants Human Rights Center (한국이주여성인권센터), Han oversees numerous policy advocacy campaigns and 6 branch offices throughout the country. She has been at the forefront of community organizing and educating the public about anti-immigrant racism, sexism, and violence against women. She trains migrant women leaders to fight against discrimination and bigotry and advocates for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her short film, THE STORY OF OUR SOJOURN (2011, 11m), screened at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival. Han’s writings appear in A STORY NOBODY KNEW (2018), a groundbreaking collection of stories about migrant women’s struggles against gender violence, in which she emphasizes the need for more migrant women-led organizing and advocacy. Han received the 2019 Women Leaders of the Future Award from The Women’s News in Korea.
Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA, where she teaches classes on gender and sexuality, Korean studies, (im)mobilities, and comics. Her research and publications concern conservative religious formations, queer activism, and protest cultures. Judy grew up in Seoul and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berkeley/Oakland, Vancouver, and Toronto.
This conversation will be in Korean. Simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided through live closed captions.