North Korean Defector To Speak At Texas Tech
The Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University has announced their next speaker in what should be an unforgettable evening. The Free Market Institute will be welcoming North Korean defector and human rights activist, Yeonmi Park to Texas Tech University to give a guest lecture based on her memoir, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom.
The lecture will take place on Monday, April 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the International Cultural Center Auditorium which is located on the campus of Texas Tech University. The International Cultural Center is located at 601 Indiana Avenue.
In addition to the public lecture, she will also be signing books beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the East Gallery which is located just outside the Auditorium.
According to the Free Market Institute, the event is free and open to the public but advance registration is needed for this event. Social distancing and face masks are required
.According to the press release the Free Market Institute, Yeonmi Park will discuss her life in North Korea and call for us to fight for those still who are still oppressed around the world.
Everything must be taught, even the fundamentals we sometimes take for granted: freedom, compassion, love. For Yeonmi Park, growing up in North Korea, right vs. wrong, justice vs. injustice—these weren't concepts inherently understood or taught. Telling her electrifying story of escape from North Korea, Park explains that the life she left there was "a totally different planet." There's only one definition of love in North Korea—"love for the Dear Leader." Romantic love doesn't exist as a concept or possibility. And for most North Koreans, neither does freedom.
Now a US citizen, Park calls for us to fight for North Koreans—for all oppressed people around the world—who cannot speak for themselves. Freedom is fragile, she says. Who will fight for us when we're not free?