Yeonmi Park:The Young North Korean Defector Changing the World

When:19 May 2016, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue:Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington (map ref G19)
Who:UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
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Special Sydney Writers' Festival On Campus Event

Human rights activist Yeonmi Park shares her extraordinary story of survival and escape. Now a university student, Yeonmi joins UNSW to inspire a new generation of young world changers.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Yeonmi Park Biography:

Human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming the face and voice of her oppressed people, as well as an inspiration for freedom-loving individuals throughout the world. In the fall of 2014 she was a featured speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum and The One Young World Summit in Dublin, where her passionate, deeply personal speech about the brutality of the North Korean regime became an international phenomenon. Since then, she’s been named one of the Top 100 Global Women by the BBC and profiled in numerous media outlets. Yeonmi’s memoir, In Order To Live, was published by Penguin in 2015.

This event is at capacity. If you would like to attend you are welcome to register for the waitlist and we will endeavour to contact you prior to the event to confirm whether there are seats available.

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UNSW Arts & Social Sciences are a proud major partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Our partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival is built on our commitment to exploring big ideas, creating new knowledge, and tackling critical social issues.

"The quality and diversity within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at UNSW has formed the perfect basis for a partnership with Sydney Writers' Festival – one focused on the exploration of pertinent themes, ground breaking research and a community forum of engaging discussion."

Jemma Birrell, Artistic Director, 2016 Sydney Writers' Festival

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