88th BC YOUTH PARLIAMENT
VICTORIA, BC - Senator Yonah Martin spoke at the 88th BC Youth Parliament.
ZION MISSION CONCERT AT AMENIDA
CKIFG EXECUTIVE LUNCH WITH AMBASSADOR DAESHIK JO
GEORGE DERBY VISIT
BC YEAR END CELEBRATIONS
December 2, 2016 - Korean Society of BC Christmas Party (Vancouver, BC) December 9, 2016 - KOWIN Appreciation Dinner (Port Moody, BC) December 10, 2016 - Korean Senior Society Year-end Luncheon (Coquitlam, BC)
EMBASSY CONNECTIONS LUNCHEON FT. AUDREY PARK
YEAR END CELEBRATIONS
VANCOUVER, BC - OKTA Year End Celebration COQUITLAM, BC - BC KBA Year End Celebration OTTAWA, ON - Canada Korea Society AGM
"THE APOLOGY" ON THE HILL
OTTAWA, ON - This week, Senator Yonah Martin hosted a screening in Parliament of the new documentary film The Apology,followed by a panel discussion with director Tiffany Hsiung and producer Anita Lee. Also hosting were Senators Salma Ataullahjan, Tobias Enverga, Mobina Jaffer, Thanh Hai Ngo, and Victor Oh. The documentary follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations,” the three “grandmothers” face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing, and justice. To learn more about the film: http://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/the-apology/
NATIONAL CHILD DAY
OTTAWA, ON - National Child Day commemorates the unanimous adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, and ratified by Canada in December 1991.