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Pause for a Cause to present documentary about North Korea

Today, all most people hear about North Korea are its nuclear weapons and dictator Kim Jong Un, but so rarely do we hear about the 24 million people who are constantly under oppression and denied even the most basic human rights. However, things are slowly starting to change as the North Korean people break away from the regime's control.

On Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., a group of passionate young interns, called “nomads," will visit PVCC from Liberty in North Korea in order to educate students about the realities of the repressive regime and to share the peoples' stories. LINK, a non-profit organization based in Torrance, California, and is partnering up with Pause for a Cause, Paradise Valley Community College's community service club, to be a voice for the North Korean people.

LiNK has three main goals: to rescue and empower North Korean refugees, to mobilize a movement by educating communities all over North America, and to develop strategies that help empower the North Korean people to drive progress in their own country. One of the most important aspects of their mission is focusing on the people, not politics.

The nomads will be showing a free screening of “Danny from North Korea," a film which chronicles a young man's dangerous journey across the border to escape a life of fear and oppression. In addition to the screening, they will introduce LINK's new campaign called “Bridge to North Korea,” which focuses on raising funds to rescue refugees so that they can become agents of change within their own country. There will also be a Q&A session, refreshments, and merchandise available for purchase afterwards.

The North Koreans will very likely achieve liberty in our lifetime, but they need our help to make this happen soon. Anyone who wants to learn more about challenges and ways to help should attend the event. For more information, visit LiNK at libertyinnorthkorea.org. For volunteer inquiries, email pvcccause@gmail.com.

Liberty in North Korea screening: Thursday, December 5th at 6 p.m. in M110.

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