From Totalitarianism to Freedom: Introducing New Lavin Speaker Yeonmi Park
In her pursuit of freedom, North Korean defector Yeonmi Park faced the threat of prison, execution, starvation, and human trafficking. With honesty and passion, Park details her journey to escape the brutality of Kim Jong-II. Today, she uses her experience to challenge the representation of North Korean people around the world—and remind us that every citizen can make a difference
From not having dependable electricity, to the definition of love being restricted to “the love for the dear leader,” human rights activist Yeonmi Park paints a bleak picture of what it’s like to live in a totalitarian regime. Recounting her experience in—and escape from—North Korea, Park shows the strength, resilience, and humanity of the North Korean people. Now a US citizen, Park inspires others to fight for the rights of oppressed people who cannot speak for themselves.
Park has authored In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom and has spoken for audiences at TEDx, One Young World summit, and Oslo Freedom Forum.
To book Yeonmi Park for your next speaking event, contact The Lavin Agency today, her exclusive speakers bureau.