Voices of North Korean Refugees

Voices of North Korean Refugees (VNKR): "Stranger" is brought to you by ENoK.

(Program details are at the bottom)

All the profits from ticket sales will go to support ENoK's effort to purchase a new home for the North Korean refugees under our care.

In addition, ENoK has launched this fundraising campaign page for those who cannot attend the event but would still like to contribute as well as those attendees who would like to contribute towards our effort even further.

ENoK, a 501(c)3 nonprofit group based in Chicago, IL, runs Empower House, which serves as a safe shelter and educational center for refugees from North Korea.  Empower House has been in operation for over four years now, and ENoK is looking for a new home for the North Korean refugees under our care.  For more information, visit:  www.enok.org/about/empower-house

Currently, the rental fees for Empower House make up close to 50% of ENoK’s annual budget and expenses.  For the upcoming 2[phone redacted] year, we are looking to purchase our own facility.  This will allow ENoK to become a better steward of the valuable resources that our generous supporters continue to entrust us by turning their financial gifts into an investment instead of simply using them to pay off the rent fees.  This will allow us to focus more of our resources and energy on improving our programming and services to the refugee friends besides housing.

This event will feature a story from a North Korean refugee, followed by Q&A and performances by immigrant artists.

1. Pre-Concert Lecture (6:30 pm)

- The lecture will focus on the experience in the U.S. as a refugee from North Korea

• A North Korean Refugee (Personal information not shared for safety concerns)
• Andrew Hong - President of ENoK

2. Concert (7:30 pm)

• Yoomi Paick - Sing for Solace, Peace and Hope (viola solo)
• Texu Kim - Pali-Pali!! (violin and cello)
• Elena Ruehr - Piano Concerto (Immigration story of pianist Heng-Jin Park)
• Flora Hyoin Kim- Dance with cello trio and percussion (Finding identity as a Korean-American)

Tiffany Chang, conductor
Heng-Jin Park, piano
Hyunjung Kim, violin
Minjung Chun, viola
Young Sook Lee, violoncello
Featuring Soloists of New England, orchestra
Flora Hyoin Kim, dance
Jihyung Hong, percussion
Hwakyung Jang; Suah Kim; Jieun Kim, cello trio

For more information about the speakers, composers, and performers, visit: www.enok.org/vnkr

Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/2rjhv2z


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