Rotary Club of Minneapolis University
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Minneapolis University

A small and mighty group of local professionals and a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians.

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Upper level
Minneapolis, MN  55414
United States
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September 26, 2018

guest speaker:

hyon kim, alliance for north korean refugees

north korean refugees: Roadblocks to freedom

Hyon Kim grew up in South Korea during the height of the Korean War. When she was just four years old, she was separated from her family; she remained in South Korea and her family was in North Korea. This story has shaped her life and her commitment to North Korean refugees. She earned a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Minnesota, has owned several businesses in the Twin CIties, and is now President and Owner of MN Best, Inc., a civil and environmental engineering and consulting firm.

Midwest Alliance for North Korean Refugees, founded by Hyon Kim in 2015, is pioneering an initiative to educate about the plight of, and to advocate for the human rights of, North Korean refugees. In 2015 and 2016, Midwest Alliance for North Korean Refugees held an annual Symposium at the Hubert Humphrey Institute addressing human rights topics in North Korea. The organization, through Hyon Kim, works with various non-profits in both Washington D.C. and South Korea.   

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615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis

Washington Avenue is open for limited vehicle access. If traveling by car, take I-94 (from either direction) to the Huron Blvd. exit and turn left on Washington Avenue. Proceed to the corner of Washington and Walnut. Turn right on Walnut and an immediate left into the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel valet parking.

The Green Line is now open for service and the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is easy to access from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Green Line trains arrive and depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. Take the Green Line to the East Bank rail stop which is less than 1 block away from the Graduate Hotel. Fare: $1.75

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