Jong Lee (Director)
Ms. Jong Lee has actively worked to spread understanding of the Korean community and heritage throughout the bay area. During the last four years, she has been a community partner with Dominican University’s Service-Learning program, teaching about and bringing awareness to the stories of the Korean Comfort Women through Korean drumming. She was a committee member and education director of the Santa Rosa City and Je-ju Island sister cities project from 2010 to 2013. She is a founding member of the Asian American Alliance of Marin and was responsible for bringing the documentary “Color of Fear” to San Rafael High School.
In the last 40 years, Jong worked in banking industries and retired as a portfolio manager from the Far East National Bank. She served for over 25 years as the Sunday and youth director in the Korean Presbyterian Church of San Rafael. She was a two-term elder of St. Andrews Church of Marin City.
Jong is also a choreographer and has directed the North Bay Korean Dance Company for 10 years. The company has performed in more than 100 theatres in the North Bay, including Herbst Theater, and the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa. In 2001, she choreographed and directed a two-hour presentation describing Korean Comfort Women’s experiences with dance called “Cry”. This project involved 8 dancers from Korea and 8 Hip-hop dancers from Oakland, CA, resulting in two performances in September 2001, at the Marin County Veterans Auditorium and at Foothill College. She also served on the Jury for the Marin Arts Council in 2001.
She serves on several boards and is a founding member and president of the Asian American Scholarship for Marin and Sonoma counties. She was a 2003 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recipient for her creative and dedicated community service.
Jong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Dominican University of California.
She is the proud mother of two sons, graduates of Yale University and Vassar College.
Min-Hee Kim (Project Manager)
Ms. Min-Hee Kim has worked for Masan, Changwon, Jinhae Civil Assembly for Japanese Military Sexual Slaves as a coordinator for this forum since 2017. Having graduated from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2015, she is also a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church USA. She lives with spiritual concern and prophetic practice related to women’s issues and social justice. In particular, she has been deeply privileged and blessed to encounter suffering and death as essential parts of life through her pastoral training at several hospitals in California and Ghana, West Africa. As a result of these profound experiences, she strives to accompanying people from diverse cultural contexts . In particular, she is concerned about listening to ‘Comfort Women’s voices and amplifying survivors’ voices to/for the world. In January, 2019, after completing a Clinical Pastoral Education program at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, she returned to Korea and is preparing is preparing for advanced studies in the United States.
김민희는 샌프란시스코 베이 지역의 여성 인권과 평화 단체 의 < the Women’s Rights and Peace of Bay Area > 프로젝트 매니저입니다. 또한 이 포럼을 위하여 마창진 시민회의에서 2년 동안 미국 측 코디네이터로 일하고 있습니다. 그녀는 ‘신학하는 여자’로서 스스로를 정체화 하며 목회적 돌봄과 예언자적 실천을 일상에 녹여내는 일에 열심을 갖고 있는 장로교 목회자 후보생(PCUSA)입니다. 캘리포니아와 아프리카 가나의 병원에서 채플린으로서 위기에 처한 사람들을 만나며 삶과 죽음의 시간을 특별하게 마주할 기회를 얻었습니다. 그 후, 다양한 배경을 갖고 있는 사람들의 삶의 의미를 마주하고 보듬는 일에 깊은 관심을 갖게 되었고, 특별히 일본군 성 노예 생존자들의 목소리를 듣는 것과 들려지게 하는 일에 열심을 갖고 있습니다. 2019년 1월 실리콘 밸리 Sequoia Hospital에서 임상 목회자로서 훈련을 마치고 한국으로 돌아와 다음 여정을 준비 중입니다.
Nhan Pham (Public Relations & Marketing)
Nhan Pham is a recent graduate from Dominican University of California with a degree in Business Administration, a concentration in marketing, and a minor in Community Action and Social Change. He spent the majority of his university’s career learning and participating in Service Learning program. Nhan is passionate about social justice and social change, especially about women’s rights. He was privileged enough to spent three weeks in South Korea to learn about the comfort women issue and how to combat the social injustice that the comfort women are facing. Nhan is also serving as a board member for Asian American Alliance in Marin; as a board member is he planning events and activities to spread awareness of Asian’s culture and tradition in Marin. With business and marketing background he is excited to serve as a board member and head of public relation/ marketing for Women’s Rights and Peace of Bay Area.
Dr. Emily S. Wu (Assistant Director of Service-Learning Program, Dominican University of California)
Ms. Jong Lee (Retired Accountant; Founding Member of Asian American Alliance of Marin)
Ms. Sue Lim Yee (Retired Counselor, San Francisco City College)
Ms. Min-Hee Kim (Hospital Chaplain)
Ms. Eptisam Lambo (Graduate Student, Dominican University of California)
Mr. Nhan Pham (Graduate Student, Dominican University of California)