North Korean Refugee Authors' Conference

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You are invited to the first North Korean Refugee Authors' Conference hosted by Freedom Speakers International. The theme of the 2022 conference: "Healing their hearts."

The first conference will introduce three North Korean refugee authors releasing their first books.

The featured North Korean refugee authors:

Songmi Han, co-author of Greenlight to Freedom: A North Korean daughter's search for her mother and herself with Casey Lartigue

Bonghee Han, co-author of My Father's North Korea Story: Walk to Freedom with Won Chae-Han

Yeongnam Eom, author of a forthcoming book (The Strongest Soldier of North Korea).

Other featured speakers include:

Jeon Byung-Kil of the UniKorea Foundation

Tom G. Palmer of the Atlas Network and author of Realizing Freedom

Michael Breen, author of Kim Jong-Il: North Korea's Dear Leader

Sylvia Yu Friedman, author of A Long Road to Justice: Stories from the Frontlines in Asia

Matthew Friedman, author of Where were you?: A Profile of Modern Slavery

Eunkoo Lee, FSI co-founder

Casey Lartigue Jr. , FSi co-founder and co-author of Greenlight to Freedom by Songmi Han.

The main sponsor is UniKorea Foundation with additional support provided by the Atlas Network. Please RSVP in advance for notifications and updates.

The YouTube link is here:


Q: Do I need to understand Korean in order to join this event?

A: This conference will be conducted in English. If a speaker opts to speak in Korean then we will have an interpreter ready.


Q: What if I want to buy the books of the refugee authors?

A: Two of the books will be published soon, you can reserve a copy with a donation here or at their main pages. Greenlight to Freedom: A North Korea daughter's search for her mother and herself and My Father's North Korea Story: Walk to Freedom.


Q: Must I stay for the entire event?

A: Join when you can. Please RSVP so our sponsor will know about the number of attendees.

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Freedom Speakers International (FSI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering North Korean refugees who seek to engage in public speaking. We have 501(c)3 tax-deductible status in the USA and equivalent status in South Korea.

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