The May 18 Democratic Uprising Spirit Lives On
John Alster Soriano
Medical Action Group, Philippines.
Democracy, Justice, Peace, and Human Rights – four major areas of concern, four major aspirations of nations in the world, and four major topics I have increased my knowledge, skills, and attitude during my two-week stay in Gwangju and Seoul, Republic of Korea.
This year’s annual gathering of human rights advocates and defenders spearheaded by the May 18 Memorial Foundation, brought together nineteen like-minded individuals from Asian and African countries fighting for the promotion, protection, respect for human rights, peace, democracy, and justice.
As one of the 2015 May 18 Academy participants, I had the privilege to learn and share experiences and explore areas of cooperation between and among my colleagues and our lecturers and organizers. It is therefore my honor to share what I have acquired from this momentous and amazing experience, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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