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'Comfort woman' to share experiences, Nov. 15

Hwang, a Korean woman who was forced into sexual labor for Japanese soldiers in China during World War II, will discuss her experiences as a "comfort woman" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in McDonnell A01.

Her talk, titled "Lessons of Courage: Lost Innocence, Hidden Truth, Restored Honor," is sponsored by the politics department, history department, Council of the Humanities and East Asian studies program. David Howell, associate professor of East Asian studies and history, will provide opening remarks.

Keum-Ju was forced into sexual slavery for four years. To this day, she has suffered lingering physical and psychological effects from the experience. She told her story in the 1999 documentary film "Silence Broken."

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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