JULY 13: JAYU SPEAKS WITH HYEONSEO LEE

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?

Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

Join us on Monday, July 13th at 7PM at CSI Annex for an eye-opening conversation with Hyeonseo Lee, author, activist and TED Talk Speaker.

TED TALK:
http://www.ted.com/talks/hyeonseo_lee_my_escape_from_north_korea?language=en

THE GIRL WITH SEVEN NAMES:
http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Seven-Names-Sampler-Defectors-ebook/dp/B00YM8MZWW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436241945&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AHyeonseo+Lee

PRESENTED BY JAYU, HANVOICE, AND CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION