February 7, 2015
U.S. Exhibition of Resistance Writer Shim Hun
An exclusive exhibition of Shim Hun’s original manuscripts will take place at the William Cho Peace Center (3883 Plaza Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030) from February 27 to March 1, co-sponsored by NAKA (National Association of Korean Americans) and the Shim Hun U.S. Memorial.
Shim Hun (1901-1936) is a famous Korean poet/novelist who were imprisoned due to his involvement in the March 1st Movement of 1919 (calling for independence from Japanese colonial rule). His poem “When That Day Comes” (yearning for Korean independence) is a required reading for all Korean middle school students. He also authored “The Evergreen” (Sangroksu), a novel highlighting efforts at rural enlightenment and empowerment on the path to Korean independence.
The exhibition hours are:
Feb. 27, 4-9 pm; Feb. 28 & March 1, 12-9 pm.
Special events are: Opening reception, Feb. 27, 7 pm;
Screening of the film “The Evergreen,” Feb. 28, 7 pm;
March 1 Movement Commemoration Event, March 1, 6 pm.