Exploring the â€śForgotten Warâ€ť and the Rebuilding of the Korean Community
Wedged between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War is often dubbed as Americaâ€™s â€śForgotten War.â€ť The war, nevertheless, was a foundational event in the history of contemporary Korea, Korean Americans and US-Korea relations. In recognition of Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May, The Legacy Projectâ€™s Commemoration Committee at County College of Morris (CCM) will be hosting a virtual talk on â€śRecounts of the Korean War: A Commemoration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Monthâ€ť with Dr. Yoonha Shin of the English & Philosophy Department. Shin is the granddaughter of a â€śsil-hyang-min,â€ť internally displaced people during the Korean War.
The talk takes place Thursday, May 5, from 12:30 â€“ 1:30 p.m. Explored will be the significance of the Korean War and the process of rebuilding the Korean community through the perspectives of ordinary people and their experiences.
To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Zoom link will be provided.
The Commemoration Committee is an interdisciplinary group at CCM that recognizes and raises awareness and understanding of diverse groups, cultures and histories through events recognizing days or months of remembrance.