USC LiNK Event Raises Awareness Toward North Korean Refugees
Imagine a day without food, money, protection or freedom. For North Koreans, this has been their world for more than 10 years. Since Kim Jong-il assumed power in North Korea in 1994, millions are starving from famine; thousands are being put into political concentration camps; and tens of thousands are risking their lives to cross borders and seek refuge. In the eyes of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a non-profit organization headed by CEO Hannah Song that works toward spreading awareness on the plight of North Koreans, the devastation has gone on for too long.This past Sunday at University of Southern California (USC), I had the privilege to attend "Voice for the Voiceless," a free benefit concert sponsored by LiNK. More than 400 attendees at the event were treated to performances by the ever-talented Clara Chung, creative Asian American rapper Dumbfoundead, and USC student groups such as the dance teams Chaotic 3, Break Through and acapella group Trojan Men.
Many people consider the North Korean refugee crisis as a second holocaust, yet there are many across the world who still hardly know anything about it. To support LiNK’s cause and get involved, visit www.linkglobal.org.