Exploring the “Forgotten War” and the Rebuilding of the Korean Community

Korean War MemorialWedged between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War is often dubbed as America’s “Forgotten War.” 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 Project’s Commemoration Committee at County College of Morris (CCM) will be hosting a virtual talk on “Recounts of the Korean War: A Commemoration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month” with Dr. Yoonha Shin of the English & Philosophy Department. Shin is the granddaughter of a “sil-hyang-min,” internally displaced people during the Korean War.

Woman with long dark hairThe talk takes place Thursday, May 5, from 12:30 – 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 commemoration@ccm.edu 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.