The May 18 Memorial Foundation, a Site of Conscience, is calling for applications for the 2012 Academy.
This education and training program for civil society activists working for human rights, democracy and peace will introduce participants to Korean history and a variety of democratic movements in Korea through both theoretical and practical experiences to connect past and present. Participants in the Academy engage with modern Korean history of human rights and democracy through a 3-week program of guided field trips, visits with Korean organizations, expert lectures, and workshops. The first week is held in Seoul and the following two weeks are held in Gwangju to learn first-hand about the 1980 Gwangju democratic uprising against the former military regime at the heart of the May 18 Memorial Foundation.
Participants’ round-trip airfare, transportation expenses in Korea, accommodation and food will be covered by The May 18 Memorial Foundation. Domestic transportation (domestic flight, to/from airport/embassy) in participants’ home country, visa fees, and other taxes are the responsibility of the participant.
International civil society activists are invited to apply for Academy 2 (formerly the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School) from 30 July to 15 August, 2012. For more information, please visit the May 18 Memorial Foundation website or download the application.