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2018 Gwangju Asia Forum & Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award Ceremony
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2018 Gwangju Asia Forum

 

■ Date: May 16 ~ May 19, 2018
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■ Venues: The May 18 Memorial Culture Center, The May 18 Education Center
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■ Theme: Time to Implement
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■ Host: The May 18 Memorial Foundation
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■ Co-Organizers: The May 18 Memorial Foundation, The Asia Human Rights Commission, Gwangju Trauma Center, Asian Democracy Network (ADN), Gwangju Human Rights and Peace Foundation, The Association of Discharged Journalists
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■ Keynote Speech: Mr. Basil Fernando (The Need to Shift Emphasis on Implementation of Rights Through Effective Justice Mechanisms)
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■ International Participants: About 130 from 22 countries, including the Asian Human Rights Charter Core Committee Members, the Former Laureates of  the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, Special Guests, Human Rights Activists in Asia, Representatives of Grassroots Organizations in Asia, 2018 Trauma Centers International Participants, The May 18 Education Forum Participants, ADN Participants(Total 430 Persons including 300 Local Participants)
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■ Domestic Participants: Abut 300, including Members of the May 18 Related Organizations, Civil Society Group Activists, Gwangju Citizens, 2018 Trauma Centers Domestic Participants

 

 

■ Sessions

 

□ AHRC Session
? Organizer : The May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Theme : The 20th Anniversary of the Asian Human Rights Charters Gwangju                 Promulgation : Time to Implement
? Date : May 16 ~ May 17, 2018
? Venue : Daedong Hall at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center
? Participants: Asian Human Rights Charter Core Committee Members, Former Laureates of the GPHR, Laureate of the GPHR 2018, Special Guests, Human Rights Activists in Asia, 80 or so Students of the GNMP and the MAINS
? Language : English

 

○ Right to Justice Session : May 16 at 13:30~15:30, Daedong Hall
- Chairperson : Mr. Basil Fernando
- Moderator : Mr. Basi Fernando
- Speaker : Mr. John Joseph Clancey
- Panel : Mr. Lee Jae-eui, Ms. Shui-Meng, Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Mr. Pandit Chan, Mr. Sushil Pykurel

 

○ Right to Culture Session : May 16 at 15:30~17:30, Daedong Hall
- Chairperson : Mr. Basil Fernando
- Moderator : Ms. Ahn Jean
- Speaker : Mr Sangeewa Liyanage
- Panel : Ms. Latifa Anum Siregar, Mr. Chaiyan Rajchagool, Mr. Chrisbantoro, Mr. Nandana Manatunga, Mr. Anselmo Lee

 

○ Right to Peace Session : May 17 at 09:00~11:00, Daedong Hall
- Chairperson : Mr. Basil Fernando
- Moderator : Mr. BasilFernando
- Speaker : Ms. Sriprapha Petcharamesree
- Panel : Mr. Choi Yong-ju, Ms. Jayanthi Dandeniya, Mr. Gopal Siwakoti, Mr. Hishamuddin Rais, Mr. Nur Kholis, Mr. Rama Ramanathan

 

○ AHRC Summary Session 
- Chairperson : Mr. Basil Fernando

 

□ International Conference on State Violence and Trauma 2018
? Organizer : Gwangju Trauma Center
? Theme : Impunity
? Date : May 16 at 13:00 ~ 18:00
? Venue : Minju Hall at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center
? Languages : Korean↔English Simultaneous Interpretation

 

□ Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy
? Organizer : Asia Democracy Network
? Theme : Empowering Asia Forum 2018
? Date : May 16 ~ May 17
? Venue : Sarang Room at the May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Participants : 30 Young Human Rights Activists in Asia
? Language : English

 

□ Grassroots Organization Support Workshop
? Co-Organizer : The May 18 Memorial Foundation, The Gwangju Human Rights and Peace Foundation
? Date : May 17 at 09:00 ~ 12:00
? Venue : Video Room at the May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Participants : Representatives of Tuis Bangladesh (Bangladesh), Human Rights and Democratic Development (Bangladesh), Human Rights Alert (India), Aliansi Demokrasi Untak Papua (Indonesia), Jagaran Media Center (Nepal), SAA:PHU (Nepal), Sindh Community Foundation (Pakistan), Society for Peace Sustainable Development (Pakistan), Integrated Rural Development Society (India)
? Language : Korean/English

 

□ May 18 Education Forum
? Host : The May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Co-Organizers : The May 18 Memorial Foundation, Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education
? Theme : The Future of May 18 Education
? Date : May 17 at 10:00 ~ 15:30
? Venue : Minju Hall at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center
? Participants : Supervisors in Charge of Local Democratization at Offices of Education Nationwide, May 18 Education Activists, East Asia Democracy Human Rights Peace Network, The National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia, The Human Rights Commission of Nepal, The Human Rights Commission of the Philippines, Teachers in Gwangju
? Languages : Korean (1st Section), K↔E Simultaneous Interpretation (2nd Section)

 

□ East Asia Democracy Human Rights Peace Network Meeting
? Organizer : The May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Date : May 17 at 15:30 ~ 16:30
? Venue : Video Room at the May 18 Memorial Foundation
? Participants : 10 Including the Representatives of the Korea Democratization Memorial Organization, Jeju 4·3 Peace Foundation, Busan Democratic Movement Memorial Association, Nogeunri Peace Foundation
? Language: Korean

 

□ The May 18 and Journalism
? Co-Host : May 18 Memorial Foundation,
             Association of Discharged Journalists-1980,
             May 18 Institute of Chonnam National University
? Theme : Distortion and Insult against Gwangju in SNS era
? Date : May 16 at 15:00~18:00
? Venue : #301 Yongbong Bd, Chonnam National University

 

■ May 18 Memorial Ceremonies

□ 2018 Gwangju Asia Forum Opening Ceremony
? Date : May 16 at 10:00
? Venue : Daedong Hall at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center
? Keynote Speaker : Mr. Basil Fernando
? Keynote Speech : The Need to Shift Emphasis on Implementation of Rights Through Effective Justice Mechanisms
? Announcement of the Gwangju Declaration of the20th Anniversary of the Asia Human Rights Charter
? Special Guests : Mrs. Martha Huntley (Wife of the late Rev. Huntley), Mrs. Babara Peterson (Wife of the late Rev. Peterson), Mr. Lee Jong-hyeon (Standing Consultant/Korean Europe Solidarity), Mr. Yun Woon-sup (Secretary/Korean Europe Solidarity), Mr. Seol Kap-su  (Translator of Gwangju Diary)
? Language : Korean↔English Simultaneous Interpretation

 

□ Session Summary
? Date : May 17 at 15:30 ~ 16:30
? Venue : Daedong Hall at the May 18 Memorial Cultural Center
? Moderator : Ms. You Inrae
? Languages : Korean/English

 

□ May 18 Commemoration March
? Date : May 17 at 18:00~21:00
? Venue : Geumnam Street
? Organizer : The 38th May 18 Memorial Committee

 

□ The May 18 National Memorial Ceremony
? Date : May 18 at 09:00~11:00
? Venue : May 18 National Cemetery
? Organizer : The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs

 

■ Accommodation
? Hotel Dubai : 47 Sangmubeonyeong-ro Seo-gu, Gwangju
                (Tel: 062-373-0700)
? Venture Hotel : 5-6 Sangmubeonyeong-ro 38-gil Seo-gu, Gwangju
                   (Tel: 062-655-7777)
? The May 18 Education Center : 78 Sangmunuri-ro Seo-gu, Gwangju
                                    (Tel: 062-613-5187)

 

■ Domestic Transportation
? Incheon Airport→Gwangju (May 14~15) : Move in groups by charter bus (Meeting spot(s) and departure times will be forthcoming)
? Gwangju→Incheon Airport (May 20): Partly by charter bus, partly by public intercity bus


 

 

2018 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award Ceremony

 

■ Date & Time : May 18 at 16:00 

 

■ Venue : Daedong Hall at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center  

 

■ Winner : Fr. Nandana Anthony Edward Manatunga, Sri Lanka  

 

■ Language : Simultaneous Interpretation (K↔E)

 

 

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