Friday, June 5, 2009
Benefit concert for comfort women survivors, Hongdae, Sat June 6
I don't know if many of you know but there is a group called "the house of sharing" that provides support for comfort women survivors, ("comfort women" is a euphemism for the women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII).
This saturday night, June 6 the volunteer group is putting on a benefit show in Hongdae featuring korean and non-korean indie bands to benefit comfort women survivors in the Philippines.
Normally, 'house of sharing' only works with korean survivors but we recently found out that filipina survivors (who are called lolas) have it really bad in the Philippines. Unlike korean survivors, lolas don't receive any help from the government so they don't have the money for basic needs like food and medicine.
The entrance fee for the benefit concert is 10,000 and all the money raised from the show will go straight to the lolas.
See the flyer with show's details and go to www.houseofsharing.org for more info.
See Club 500 'OBEG' website: http://cafe.naver.com/obeg
Closest subway: Sangsu Line 6, or Line 2 Hongik University station