Chicago adopts comfort women resolution

August 6, 2015
(Korea Times)

(Korea Times)

The city of Chicago adopted a resolution to recognize the need to spread awareness about human rights issues concerning the comfort women from World War II.

City Councilman Alderman Margaret Laurino, who presented the resolution, plans to deliver it to the Korean American community during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of Korean independence on Aug. 15.

“Rather than avoid the complicated and horrific memory of these events, the Korean American community has been committed to keeping the memory of these women alive as well as taking measures to raise awareness to ensure that a human rights violation of this scale never occurs again,” the resolution reads. “The Korean American community of Chicago calls upon the Chicago Public Schools to take action toward educating students about this issue when covering the topic of World War II.”