Liberty Night is back.
High School Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) Rescue Teams are planning to host their second LiNK Liberty Night, scheduled to take place on Monday, November 24. LiNK aims to spread awareness of the oppression in North Korea and to help North Korean refugees in China to reestablish their lives in South Korea or the US.
Three years ago, Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies (LACES) hosted their very first Liberty Night in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
According to Richard Kang, the director of the LiNK chapter at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES), “Liberty Night was held three years ago, and it was an enlightening experience because 50-70 kids from all over Los Angeles united as one, both LiNK and non-LiNK members, and roamed around Koreatown placing posters on the streets, hoping to spread awareness about LiNK.”
Kang continued, “The main reason we were able to successfully complete this event was because so many people were passionate about this crisis.”
This year, the teams hope to make the event a far larger feat than the previous Liberty Night.
The directors and presidents from different schools have gathered together in order to organize and initiate this event. The directors have planned to have two different locations in Koreatown and the San Fernando Valley in order to disseminate the goals of LiNK.
Unlike the previous Liberty Night, this year the team hopes to gain the support of other LiNK chapters in nearby schools.
“This year’s Liberty Night will be even more exhilarating [than the first Liberty Night] due to the fact that many school LiNK Chapters will gather as one and work together,” Kang told JSR.
He concluded, “With every school LiNK rescue team working together… we will be able to cover more ground and spread awareness of the oppression that LiNK hopes to eliminate.”
To learn more about LiNK, visit libertyinnorthkorea.org.