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How can you use your voice to share about this issue on Human Trafficking? Please write a 2-3 minute speech regarding the issues on slavery, and what you have learned so far. Also, explain the solutions and measures you can take to help end this crisis.

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about 1 month ago
Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6 Kr Noela - Moderator
Kakaotalk 20190626 131427023 Kr Ms. Heehwa Choi - Moderator

Analyze Noela's speech and compare/contrast human trafficking from 1910-1945 to present day.

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about 2 months ago
Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6 Kr Noela - Moderator
Kakaotalk 20190626 131427023 Kr Ms. Heehwa Choi - Moderator

Keep in mind that this is a speech, not an essay, so some usage of language may seem weird. 

Acadeca Speech-Noela Seung

Remember

기억해요. Remember. Remember me, remember my people. My people’s history, their struggle, their fight, their victory. We were forgotten, we were unnoticed. Underestimated and undervalued, we struggled under the harsh rule of imperial Japan. Our identity as a Korean was stolen as we called ourselves one of them. We fought for them; we worked for them, we were just puppets to them. In 1910, Korea was annexed by the Empire of Japan after years of war and conflict until 1945. It became a crime to teach history from non-approved texts and authorities burned over 200,000 Korean historical documents, essentially wiping out the historical memory of Korea. Soldiers took advantage over us for over 35 years. 35 years without independence. 35 years without freedom. 35 years without anyone to hear our voices.

To establish control over their new land, Imperial  Japan demolished our culture. We could not teach new generations of Koreans our past; we could not speak in our native tongue, we endured them wiping out the history of our country. (pause) We were used and wasted as pieces of trash. Girls were raped, beaten, forgotten. Women were called “comfort women”, and were used for forced prostitution. Why? It was their government’s solution to prevent riots and resent from breaking out within the soldiers. It was only a temporary pleasure to thousands of deviant men and caused a lifetime of trauma and nightmares to young innocent women (pause). It was a cultural genocide. Lost in a sea of chaos and anarchy, my people struggled to live life as a normal human being. I remember when I little, watching tv with my grandmother. I don’t remember what exactly we were watching, all I remember was an old Korean lady being interviewed. And my grandmother began to shed tears. Her tears turned into sobs and all I felt was confusion. I was never taught of this period from my culture. The ignorance of many people in today’s generation blinds them from knowing this horrific period.  My people and I are considered just a sum of K-Pop and Korean Barbeque. Although we learn about the Korean War in our history classes, we mention the Korean War scarcely. Just A quick reference. An unnoticed incident. It became A war which its value is so mere compared to the rest. Why? Cause we were forgotten. BUT, we are strong. They may have destroyed us physically, but they could not demolish our hope. Our hope to live, our hope to thrive, our hope to be remembered was more resilient. They could not take our voice. we continued to rise. We fought back. We fought for the 35 years taken away from us. We fought for our independence. We fought for our freedom. We fought for our country. We fought so that we could one day put our flag down and take back what was rightfully ours. Our independence day represents the hope that our ancestors so believed in through blind faith. Present day Korea and Japan’s relationship can be characterized by cultural exchanges, economic trade, and a more peaceful connection, however, what was done should not, cannot, be neglected... Korea is not a country to be looked over. So I ask you, will you remember? Will you remember what has been forgotten? Will you leave here remembering when no one else will? I ask you to commemorate my motherland’s history. I ask you to share my message. I ask you to add onto the voices of my people. I ask you to tell others not to forget. (pause) Remember. 기억해요. Please remember. 제발 기억해요.

Are you aware of the global human trafficking problem as a human rights issue?

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2 months ago
Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6 Kr Noela - Moderator

A short article you can read to learn about human trafficking, child trafficking and some statistics on the human trafficking problem. 

=> https://gozoe.org/my-gen/the-problem/

 

After reading the article and doing your own research, share your thoughts reflecting on what you found out and questions you may have.

Learning about what a social problem is and its key facts is the first step towards making our world better.

Are you a part of an anti-human trafficking group or club? If not, how can you start or create your own anti-human trafficking club/group?

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4 months ago
Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6 Kr Noela - Moderator
Do you really know what happens behind the walls of Human Trafficking?

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5 months ago
Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6 Kr Noela - Moderator
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    Kr Noela
    10 months ago
    Q. Let's End Human Trafficking Together

    Hi Ted! Wow, to be honest I never thought about illegal organ marketing. It is a serious problem! I agree with you, the law should be much more strict and this crime should be under better regulation. Maybe you and your club can start a petition asking your local government representative to bring awareness to this. Thank you so much for your participation! 


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  • Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6
    Kr Noela
    10 months ago
    Q. Let's End Human Trafficking Together

    Hi Olivia! I completely agree with you! Women’s rights and the subordination of women play a huge factor in sex trafficking. Although bringing awareness to women’s rights may aid in preventing sex trafficking, trafficking people in general is a huge problem. Because there are so many variations of human trafficking, tackling one by one and bringing awareness to it as a whole may be more impactful. Maybe you should start a club at school or outside of school, where you can share ideas and educate others about this issue. Therefore, you can help spread the awareness and help others bring an end to this problem. 


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  • Cab80a31 73b1 46b8 9fa4 991881ad53f6
    Kr Noela
    10 months ago
    Q. Let's End Human Trafficking Together

    Wow, Eunchae! I am very impressed how well you articulated your comment. Your ideas on how to prevent and stop human trafficking are powerful, I agree with you a 100 percent. Gender subconsciousness/discrimination is a huge issue, and I think bringing as much awareness to this problem is extremely important. As far as child trafficking and marriage trafficking goes, I think our focus should be on human trafficking as a whole. As more people learn about this issue, educating them on other forms of traffic would be ideal. Although I agree with your aggressive approaches, I think we should start by educating classmates, family, and friends. As the people we teach begin to grow in numbers, we should then take more action by talking to school administration and local government officials. However, I think the ideas of signing petitions and protest are excellent proposals. Try to start a club at school or outside of school where you can discuss this issue with others. Thank you so much for your interest in trying to stop this atrocity. 


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