Liberty in North Korea Panel to be Held April 2

March 24, 2015

The University of Mount Union's international studies honor society, Sigma Iota Rho, will host a Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) panel from 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 in the East Room of the Hoover Price Campus Center.

(LiNK) is a grassroots organization devoted to ending the human rights and humanitarian crisis in North Korea. The organization aims to shift the perception of North Korea from the politics to the people of the country. In the United States, LiNK sends nomadic speakers around the country to present to interested audiences about their efforts in North Korea as well as raise awareness of the human rights violations in the country. In North Korea, people do not have the privilege of expression such as speech, press and religion. Abroad, LiNK carries out rescue operations in North Korea and China to help get people out of the country and integrate them back into normal society. LiNK’s long-term goal is to promote change in North Korea focusing on the citizens of North Korea to eventually end the humanitarian crisis.

The speakers will discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis and show what life is really like for North Koreans. They will also talk about their efforts to rescue these people and shift the focus from the politics to the people.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Princic at

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