DMZ to Raise Funds for North Korean Refugees
The DMZ (represented by the thick red line) stretches
across the middle of the Korean peninsula near the 38th
parallel—a 2.5-mile-wide band.
The Demilitarized Zone,
or DMZ, a no-man’s land between the border of North Korea
and South Korea—a buffer against illicit border crossings—is
2.5 miles wide.
Despite the odds against a successful
crossing from totalitarian North Korea into democratic South
Korea, in order to escape poverty, starvation, oppression
and forced labor and prostitution, thousands of people make
the attempt every year, risking imprisonment, torture, or
To assist the international
organization , which spreads
awareness about the atrocious human rights abuses in North
Korea, a Smith chapter of the group will host a 2.5-mile
fun run, called Run DMZ on Saturday, March 5. The event begins
at 10 a.m. on the Chapin Lawn side of the Campus Center.
Tickets ($3 for Five College
students; $1 for senior citizens; $5 for others) can be purchased
in the Campus Center basement or on the day of the event.
All proceeds will be donated
to LiNK and its effort to improve the situation for North
Korean refugees and pursuing an end to the human rights crisis
in North Korea.