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2016 TRIP: SOUTH KOREA/JEJU ISLAND/JAPAN/OKINAWA

**OPTION TO TRAVEL FOR PART OF THE TRIP IS AVAILABLE**

Dear CODEPINKers we are excited to announce that we will send our first delegation to South Korea and Japan. This trip will consist of meeting with peace groups overseas including CODEPINK Japan and working with a number of people and organizations working to end military occupation, break away from military agendas, prevent the expansions/destructions of U.S. military bases, and abolish nuclear weapons! Phew!

The trip will be guided by Ann Wright. Ann has been a career military woman, a State Department diplomat, and for the past few years an influential spokesperson in the anti-war movement. Ann’s broad experience and knowledge of foreign policy issues has shown in several aspects of her work with peace and justice. To find out more visit her Wikipedia page here.

Our delegation will consist of 4-8 people and there is an option to stay for a portion of the trip. If you are planning or interested in going please e-mail Ann: annw1946@gmail.com

We will be learning and engaging from experiences AND people! Our itinerary which can be viewed below will consist of participating in a peace walk in South Korea, visiting peace activists in Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island, visiting peace memorials, attending “no war” conferences, and more! 

What does this delegation bring to the people we visit and what do they bring to us? What will you bring back to the states? We’ll be working on goals as we continue to alter the looming military complex taking over East Asia.

For any Questions, Concerns, Comments regarding the delegation, please feel free to contact Alice at alice@codepink.org

Dates: May 23rd - June 14th (Optional to do part of trip. Preference for activists capable of staying throughout the full trip)

Delegation: 4-8 People

Itinerary:

**This is the current itinerary for the trip (as of May 5), please note that it is subject to change!**

23 May        Arrive in Seoul, South Korea

24 May        Participate in Peace Symposium at Ewha Women's University, Seoul 

25-26 May   Visit political sites in South Korea, briefings

28 May        Participate in Women's Peace March near DMZ in South Korea

29-31 May   Solidarity actions with Jeju Island activists

June 1          Participate in NGO conference in Seoul (Ann Wright is a speaker)

2  June         Fly to Okinawa (flight estimated $300)

3-8 June      Actions with activists in Okinawa (Henoko & Futenma)

(8 nights estimated $100 per day for lodging (share double room), transport and food= $800

9-13 June      Tokyo and Osaka for Article 9 conference

5 nights estimated $150 per day for lodging (share double room), transport and food=$750

14 June         Fly Home

Information:

  • Check out trip FAQs here for more information about program cost, travel logistics and accommodations! 
  • For more information or questions not addressed on our FAQs page, contact Alice at Alice@codepink.org.
  • If you are interested in joining, send an email to Ann at AnnW1946@gmail.com with information about yourself and why you would like to go.

 

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