People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy
[Webinar] For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!
For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!
Friday, February 19 @ 10am KST
Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 8pm EST l 5pm PST
Webinar on the 60-plus year history of the costly and provocative annual US-ROK combined military exercises, and why it’s critical to end them to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Catherine Killough Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator @Women Cross DMZ
Catherine Killough is the Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator at Women Cross DMZ, a global movement led by women mobilizing for peace on the Korean Peninsula and an end to the Korean War. Previously, she was the Roger L. Hale fellow at Ploughshares Fund, the largest US philanthropic organization focused on reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons.
Jovanni Reyes Member Coordinator @About Face: Veterans Against War
Jovanni Reyes enlisted in the United States Army in 1993 and deployed to the Balkans in 1996 as part of NATO's first ever military intervention, which culminated in the dismemberment of Yugoslavia into six statelets. He was in South Korea from 2003 to 2005 as a senior enlisted medic for the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Camp Humphreys, South Korea and participated in the US-ROK combined military exercises. He resigned from the military in 2007 and began to work for peace. He holds a Masters in International Relations with a focus on Global Studies.
Wooksik Cheong Director @Peace Network
Wooksik Cheong is the founder and director of Peace Network, a South Korean research NGO founded in 1999 for peace on the Korean Peninsula. He serves on the advisory boards of the South Korean Ministry of Unification, and the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee of the National Assembly. He has served on President Roh Moo-hyun's transition team. He was also the chair of the Steering Committee of Civil Peace Forum, and a member of the Inter-Korean Cooperation Committee of Seoul City. He is the author of several books, including "The Path for the Korean Peninsula: Why a Nuclear-Weapons-Free-Zone?" (2020), "The End of Denuclearization" (2018), "All about THAAD" (2017), and "Which Way for the 21st Century ROK-US Alliance?" (2008).
Ann Wright Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Former US Diplomat, and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Campaign of Veterans For Peace
Sponsoring organizations Civil Peace Forum; Korea Peace Campaign of Veterans For Peace; Korea Peace Network; Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network; Korean Women’s Movement for Peace; Peace Treaty Now; South Korean Committee on June 15th Joint Declaration; Women Cross DMZ; and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom