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We are pleased to announce that PSCORE (People for Successful COrean Reunification) is holding its first series of awareness raising concerts in North America from October 30th to November 4th, 2013 in New York City.

After successfully using concerts in Seoul to raise awareness of the North Korean human rights situation, PSCORE, an NGO member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, decided to commence its North American activities in New York. New York’s role as not only the center of UN activities, but of global culture and media influenced PSCORE’s decision to start its international outreach in the city that never sleeps.

Founded by a North Korean defector in 2006, PSCORE has from its beginning sought to bring about peaceful Korean reunification by raising awareness of the difficulties faced by North Korean citizens. PSCORE works with defectors and refugees from North Korea in order to ensure that they do not fall victim to human trafficking and to help them integrate into South Korean society.

PSCORE has utilized a variety of unique approaches in order to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding Korean reunification. PSCORE is well known for its innovative social media approach and the free documentaries it releases online. However, its series of “Rock Out” concerts have brought the most attention to its cause of securing human rights for North Korean citizens. Using Korean as well as international artists, the “Rock Out” concert series has not only raised PSCORE’s profile in Korea, but it has helped unite Koreans with resident expats in advocacy on behalf of North Korea’s many victims. It is both the successful nature of the concert series as well as its international appeal that led PSCORE to decide that the concert series was the best avenue to take its first steps into North America.

The first of four free concerts is October 30th at Bowling Green Park. Anyone interested in more information about PSCORE, its mission or how to help should contact [email protected].

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By: Merrick Laravea | News Source