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9.28.2007

world conference on japanese military sexual slavery

Heads up. Next week, the World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery will be held at UCLA from October 4-7—the first global gathering of influential scholars, non-governmental organizations, human rights activists, attorneys, artists, and most importantly, survivors, to honor the bravery and struggle of the aging victims of Japan's military sexual slavery during World War II. The goal is to create a global coalition for reparations from the Japanese government and to address violence against women and sexual trafficking around the world today. The conference, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place at the UCLA Northwest Auditorium and UCLA School of Law, and a peace vigil is scheduled on October 7th in downtown Los Angeles. It looks like it's going to be a powerful, eye-opening event. For full schedule information, and the list of speakers and participants, visit jmss.info.