The practices and norms of public memory have changed in the seventy years since the end of World War II creating what Professor Gluck calls a “global memory culture.” Changes in the law, the role of witnesses, the realm of rights, the politics of apology, and concepts of responsibility have transformed our understanding of doing justice to the past. And in each instance the former comfort women have played a role in that transformation, helping to change attitudes toward sexual violence and women’s rights — helping, in short, to change the world.
Dr. Carol Gluck
March 2, 2017
Portland State University Ballroom
Room 355 Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Presented by The PSU Center for Japanese Studies
Co-sponsored by The Friends of History
With Support from
Elizabeth Yanger Okada
The United States-Japan Foundation