The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Session Theme 3.6. Plans to Create a National Violence Trauma Healing Space
Organizer Gwangju Trauma Center
Date &Time May 19, 2021 / 14:00–16:30 KST (GMT+9)
Format / Language Hybrid / Korean­–English (Simultaneous interpretation)
Objective To discuss the composition of healing space and the national and regional roles of the center prior to the establishment of the National Violence Trauma Healing Center.
Main Topics & Issues
  • Seeking the possibility of a new healing space that not only heals the body, mind, and soul of survivors of national violence and their families; meets citizens; and restores a healthy daily life but also remembers the past with the community and helps to prevent the recurrence of national violence.
Background
  • Although the May 18 Democratic Uprising made progress in realizing the Five Principles for Resoling May Problems, such as compensation and commemorative projects, through long efforts, the victims and their families are still suffering from serious aftereffects. According to a survey conducted by KBS in 2009, out of 376 deaths related to the May 18 Democratization Movement, suicides were 39 and the suicide rate reached 10.4%. Against this backdrop, the necessity of establishing the trauma center for victims of national violence, including those of the May 18 Democratic Uprising, has emerged. Accordingly, in 2012, the Gwangju Trauma Center opened its doors to heal survivors of the May 18 Democratic Uprising and their families as a pilot project by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and has expanded the targets for healing.
  • President Moon Jae-in attended the May 18 Memorial Ceremony in 2017 and promised to build a National Trauma Healing Center, and two years later, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security requested Professor HAN Hong-gu’s team at Sungkonghoe University to conduct research on a feasibility study and basic service plan for the establishment of the National Trauma Healing Center. In December of last year, the National Assembly Budget and Settlement Special Committee finalized 300 million won for the Gwangju Trauma Center. Design service for the construction of the National Healing Center is planned for this year. It is meaningful to note that this brings us one step closer to the establishment of the National Violence Trauma Healing Center in which the state is responsible for the pain originating from the state. Now is the time to discuss how the National Violence Trauma Healing Center should be established and what it should be composed of, as well as what roles it should have both nationally and regionally, not only discussion on the establishment of the center.
Speakers
  • Moderator: YOON Jinsang / Director, Gwangju Trauma Center / Republic of Korea
  • Keynote Presentation: HAN Hong-gu / Professor, Sungkonghoe University; Chief Editor, Committee on the Compilation of Anti-constitutional Activities / Republic of Korea
  • Speakers
    • CHOI Hyunjeong / Assistant Professor, Chungbuk University / Replublic of Korea
    • SUH Yeongseok / Professor, Yonsei University / Republic of Korea
    • Marie Høgh Thøgersen / Head of Rehabilitation Treatment, Dignity (Research Institute Against Torture in Denmark) / Denmark
  • Discussants
    • CHOI Jeonggi / Professor, Chonnam National University / Republic of Korea
    • LEE Donggi / Professor, Kangwon National University, Department of Peace Studies / Republic of Korea


YOON Jinsang
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation Director, Gwangju Trauma Center
Nationality Korea
HAN Hong-gu
Role in the Session Keynote Presentation
Position and Organizational Affiliation Professor, Sungkonghoe University; Chief Editor, Committee on the Compilation of Anti-constitutional Activities
Nationality Korea
CHOI Hyunjeong
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Assistant Professor, Chungbuk University
Nationality Korea
SUH Yeongseok
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Professor, Yonsei University
Nationality Korea
Marie Høgh Thøgersen
Role in the Session Speaker
Position and Organizational Affiliation Head of Rehabilitation Treatment, Dignity (Research Institute Against Torture in Denmark)
Nationality Denmark
CHOI Jeonggi
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Professor, Chonnam National University
Nationality Korea
LEE Donggi
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Professor, Kangwon National University, Department of Peace Studies
Nationality Korea

Top이동