The Struggle for Worker’s Rights in South Korea

UC Berkeley Labor Center

Documentary Film Screening: Island of Shadows
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00 – 9:30 PM
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Jinsook Kim, a female welder, emerged as a key figure in the “democratic” labor movement of South Korea in the 1990s as one of the most committed leaders of the metal workers’ union movement. In recent decades she has become the champion of irregular workers. Learn about the ongoing struggle for worker’s right in South Korea from Ms. Kim and from the documentary film, Island of Shadows, which gives voice to the unionists at Hanjin and highlights the historic 309-day high-altitude sit-in by Ms. Kim.

Screening of Island of Shadows will be followed by Q & A with Jinsook Kim and director Jeong Keun Kim.

The event is co-sponsored by University of Washington, UCLA Center for Korea Studies, UC Berkeley Center for Korea Studies, and the Korea Policy Institute.