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Jangmadang Generation Documentary

I just re-watched Liberty in North Korea’s documentary titled “Jangmadang Generation” and was reminded of just how much work we as civilians can do to bring positive changes to the people of North Korea. If you are an engineer, researcher,… Continue Reading →

Fundraiser for North Korean refugee’s graduate school tuition in Washington DC

Earlier this year, I had dinner with a new friend named April Kang. Over several hours of homemade Korean food, we got to know each other a bit and she shared with me her frightening story of escaping North Korea,… Continue Reading →

This…is…Why

This image that Lebron James posted recently captured the power and meaning of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. I embarrassingly know nothing about the game of football or basketball. But protest, I get. Some critics of Colin Kaepernick’s protesting police brutality against… Continue Reading →

The Human Race

This past week’s nationwide protests triggered by the unjust and senseless death of George Floyd refocused our attention here in America to the ongoing, structural injustices that inflict our nation today, 244 years after our nation’s founding. The blatant —… Continue Reading →

Activism through Art: Kang Chun-Hyuk

I came across Kang Chun-Hyuk’s artwork recently, and noted how much information and heartbreak a young artist could expose about the brutality of the North Korean regime through his drawings and ‘live paintings.’ His talented work captures and showcases the… Continue Reading →

Interested in information freedom in North Korea? Submit your idea!

On behalf of Lumen, I am very excited to launch our first annual Open Call for Ideas. If you are interested in information freedom, check out our link and submit an idea: https://www.lumen.global/lumen-2020-open-call

Protest Point!

At a popular meeting spot inside the British Museum in London (usually next to the lion statue, which is behind these brilliant protest signage), the museum set up an area where children can create and share what they are protesting…. Continue Reading →

Election Day! Go vote

A few friends who escaped from North Korea recently asked me why some Americans don’t vote. “If you CAN vote, why won’t you vote?” I had no answer for them. I told them I have no idea.   The desire… Continue Reading →

Interest in North Korea at the UK Parliament

Lord David Alton and MP Fiona Bruce invited me to speak at the UK Parliament. More than anything, it was so encouraging for people of their stature to be so genuinely invested and interesting in helping people in and from… Continue Reading →

First Openly Gay North Korean Defector Speaks to New York Times

Normally, I try to avoid re-posting articles on the blog (even though there are so many good ones out there!) but this one was too good, too interesting, and too unique to not re-post. Mr. Yeong-Jin Jang arrived in South Korea… Continue Reading →

A Flower that Blooms Two days After Valentine’s Day in North Korea

Happy Valentine’s Day! As we all gear up for big plans with lovers and friends or bash yet another commercialized holiday that adds stress to men and create unrealistic expectations for women, some of you may have woken up today… Continue Reading →

“북한을 해킹하라” – Hack North Korea

보도자료 2014. 8.6  미 샌프란시스코 “북한을  해킹하라”  – Hack North Korea   8월 2일과 3일 양일간 미국 뉴욕의 인권재단( Human Rights Foundation, HRF)은  ‘북한을 해킹하라’ 라는 컨퍼런스 행사를 주최하였다. 본 회의를 통해 샌프란시스코의 다양한 IT 기술진, 엔지니어들과  탈북자들이 한자리에 모여… Continue Reading →

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