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APRIL 12-14

2019 

HOSTED BY

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COMING TOGETHER TO

CELEBRATE. INSPIRE. UNITE.

THE PIONEERING SPIRIT

CELEBRATING

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THE MARCH FOR
INDEPENDENCE

"The American 3.1 Movement"

On April 14, 1919, Dr. Philip Jaisohn, Syngman Rhee & Henry HK Chung, gathered with national leaders and 150 Korean-Americans at the "Little Theatre" (now known as Plays and Players Theatre) in Philadelphia. There, they met as the First Korean Congress, in response to the 3.1 movement in Korea.

 

They publicized to the world the reality of Japan’s aggression and legitimized the necessity of Korea's independence. After the meeting, all of the participants marched to Independence Hall in a demonstration to bring awareness to the American People. This historic event will be commemorated on April 13, 2019 as we march from that same theater to Independence Hall.

ONE ANOTHER TO UNITY

INSPIRING

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League of FRIENDS of KOREA

Dr. Philip Jaisohn established the “Bureau of Information for ROK” and The Korea Review publication to continue informing the public of the efforts for independence. In addition, Dr. Jaisohn created

"Korean The League of Friends of Korea" composed of numerous high-ranking officials; such as senators, pastors, and scholars; was comprised of 23 chapters: 21 chapters in the U.S., 1 chapter in London, and 1 chapter in Paris; and totaled approximately 25,000 members.

The combination of these establishments greatly contributed to the international efforts for Korean independence by keeping the public well-educated.

GENERATIONS & CULTURES

UNITING

 March 30th 9am-3pm Jr & High School Leaders Program 
April 12th 4pm-6pm College Program 
 
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  We are

       PIONEERS. RESILIENT. FAMILY.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1

12 APRIL

College Student Conference 4PM

University of Pennsylvania

Arch Building 108 and 109- 3601 Locust Street

Opening Ceremony 7PM

Symposium

Plays and Players Theatre "Little Theatre"

1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103

DAY 2

13 APRIL

Commemoration March 11AM

From Plays and Players Theatre to Independence Hall

* High School Student Leaders

& Volunteers Meeting

Meeting at Rittenhouse Square Park

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Centennial Concert 7:30PM 

Church of the Holy Trinity/Rittenhouse Square

1904 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

DAY 3

14 APRIL

Korea-U.S. Friendship Night 6PM

University of the Arts - 

Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium

401 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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