Lycoming hosts cultural awareness speakers

Lycoming hosts cultural awareness speakers

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College's Multicultural Awareness Group and chapter of Amnesty International co-hosted a cultural awareness dinner and presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Members of LINK, a California-based organization that focuses on protecting, assisting and educating refugees from North Korea hiding in China and Southeast Asia, spoke at the event.

During the presentation, the speakers shared LINK's mission and their own experiences aiding and rescuing refugees. They also presented a documentary about five refugees from North Korea hiding in China and their journey to find freedom with the help of LINK members.

The purpose of the presentation was to raise awareness for the millions of people starving, hiding and in danger in that region of the world. Through the event, the two groups sought to educate the College community, to promote peace through daily actions, and to foster an understanding and appreciation of the diversity on Lycoming's campus.