September 29th Meeting # 430
"Comfort Women"- victims of Japanese Military
Sexual Slavery, an uncorrected outrage with sex
trafficking to this day, shouts for rectification!
Sinmin Pak, a strong advocate for women’s rights, will discuss “Comfort Women” who were victims of Japanese military sexual slavery. She estimates that as many as 200,000 young girls were trafficked from all over Asia to serve as sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII, and included were German females, Dutch females, and American POW nurses, who were also forced to become “Comfort Women.”
Sinmin advises that in Korea, currently there are only 27 living survivors, average age in 90s.still fighting to regain dignity and justice. She argues that the Japanese government still refuses to acknowledge “Comfort Women” were forced. Instead they claim “Comfort Women” were “prostitutes” and “willing participants”. Sinmin contends that this issue is still relevant, as sex trafficking is still happening. She argues that it was wrong back then, wrong now, and wrong in the future under any circumstances. Sinmin concludes that a strong word has to go out for Japan to acknowledge and give a sincere and unequivocal apology to the “Comfort Women”, as to effect a genuine first step in the reduction and elimination of sex trafficking.
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To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
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October 6th Meeting # 431
On “Why I ‘Identify’ With Beto O’Rourke”
Michele Valentino, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner and Concerned Citizen, will draw from her own personal life experiences, to make a case for why Beto O’Rourke has the values, background, and skills, that are needed to usher in a new era in American politics that transcends political tribalism, Super Pac’s, and works for the common good.
October 13th Meeting # 432
J. Frank Norris and the Top O’ Hill Casino
Jim Gatewood, Dallas History Professor Emiratis at Richland College and best-selling author, will discuss what happened through a time when gambling and prostitution were on a collision course with J. Frank Norris’ and his fire brand old time Baptist religion. He points to a Texas historical marker that stands today in Arlington Texas at the gated entrance to the thirty seven acre campus of the Arlington Baptist College; which denotes this was once the campus of the most opulent casino in the Northern hemisphere during the roaring twenties. Jim shows that the Top ‘O’ Hill Casino was a temple of chance that sat at the top of a geological outcropping jutting a thousand feet above the valley floor below, the highest point in Tarrant County. A road winding through native oak trees protected by gated stone turreted towers, filtered out all but those who could afford the Texas no limit games of chance. He also points out that at that time in our history Las Vegas was only a dusty spot on the map of Nevada. Jim argues that Top O’ Hill Casino beckoned to the rich and famous, Hollywood stars and their producers, as well as Texas oil barons who felt fully alive only when a fortune was on the line. And there is so much more about the new rich who came to have fun and try to break the Casino’s bank, and what we can learn from why the Casino did not survive the march of time. He will also bring books for those who wish to purchase same.