Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County College Japanese Anime Guild (JAG) will present a $1,000 check to the Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) organization during a film screening and fundraising video game tournament Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
A popular club on campus, the GCC JAG is known for its KotoriCon — an annual anime convention that celebrates Asian culture. Now in its fourth year, the “little anime con with a big heart” draws registrations from across the country as well as participation from famous voice actors, entertainment venders, musical acts and comedians.
This year, the club has decided to donate proceeds from KotoriCon to the LiNK organization. A grassroots initiative started by Yale University students, LiNK is dedicated to shifting attention away from the embroiled politics of North Korea and on to the struggle of its citizens. The organization employs 13 full-time individuals who are responsible for fact-finding missions, developing underground shelters and coordinating resettlement and outreach efforts.
On March 13, the GCC JAG will show a new documentary produced by LiNK, “Danny from North Korea.” It tells the story of Danny who crossed into China to escape a life of indoctrination, routine public executions and starvation.
The evening will feature a gaming tournament hosted by the South Jersey entertainment developer Avylon and free samples of Korean food. Michael Young Cho, “the Korean Comedian” of New York City, will provide entertainment to lighten the evening. All proceeds will also be donated to LiNK
The event will take place at GCC in the Health Sciences building, room 500. For more information, contact JAG club advisor and GCC Professor Dr. Sue Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCC’s 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, right off Exit 56 of Route 55.