FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2018
Contact: Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director – email@example.com
The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is headed to Seoul, South Korea this week with a group of seven U.S. lawyers and legal workers who work on various human and civil rights issues.
The delegation, sponsored by the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild and the Lawyers for Demilitarization and Peace in Korea, will be meeting with government officials and numerous organizations addressing key peace and reunification issues. The goal, according to organizer Eric Sirotkin, an Albuquerque lawyer and founder of Lawyers for Demilitarization and Peace in Korea, is to learn more about the long-standing conflict and support the South Korean efforts at self-determination and peace.
“The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is proud to support the efforts of South Korean President Moon Jae-In during this key time for peace in Korea. We call on the United States and President Trump to not derail efforts towards peace on the peninsula and an end to the Korean War.” said Daniel McGee, Managing Director of the NLGF.
The delegation will also travel to Japan where they will join a group of Japanese Lawyers in a conference and be part of a joint delegation to hold a peace and demilitarization ceremony at Hiroshima.
The International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild has organized previous delegations to both North and South Korea. This delegation builds on the National Lawyers Guild’s 80 year history of providing support and solidarity to peace and social justice movements in the United States and abroad.
The National Lawyers Guild Foundation works to promote human rights over property interests through public education and the support of legal projects engaged in the defense of political and civil rights.