Webinar: How we do our RJ work in korea and NE Asia
Hannah Kim was born in South Korea. She is an educator and restorative justice practitioner. Since 2008, Hannah has been working as a public school teacher in South Korea. After taking RJ courses in KOPI (Korean Peacebuilding Institute) in 2012, she started to apply RJ values to create a restorative classroom culture. Especially, she is dedicated to creating an anti-bullying culture in the classroom. This May, Hannah earned her M.A. in Conflict Transformation with minors in Education from EMU. Her interested area is integrating trauma healing and restorative justice with intersectional lenses for peacebuilding in education. She currently lives in Seoul and came back to teach English in a public high school in Incheon. She is planning to facilitate STAR for Educators to empower educators in South Korea next year.
Jae Young Lee graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with an MA in Conflict Transformation focusing on Restorative Justice. He began his career as a peacebuilder at Korea Anabaptist Center where he was a peace program coordinator for 10 years (2001-2010). Then he founded the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (2010) where he currently serves an executive director. He also founded the Korea Peacebuilding Institute (2012), a leading organization for the Restorative Justice movement in South Korea. He has conducted various workshops and lectures on restorative justice, mediation and peacebuilding for schools, legal system, government, NGOs, and community organizations in Korea. In addition, he has facilitated at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) in the Philippines and Christian Forum for Reconciliation in Northeast Asia. Currently he lives with family and staff together as a small community called the Peace Building Community near Seoul.