Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dean Hall, room 358 (3rd floor conference room)
Central Washington University
The noted feminist literary theorist and historian Norma Field (University of Chicago, retired) will lead a discussion about historical remembrance, accountability, and justice in reference to t the so-called “Comfort Women,” subject to sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese military during the Second World War. She will share video footage from the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery, held in Tokyo in December 2000, and reflect on the continuing challenges of coming to terms with legacies of gender-based violence in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions.