Casey Lartigue on Teaching North Korean Refugees

Casey Lartigue gave a talk at the Harvard Extension Alumni Association 2015 Innovation Symposium at Harvard University, 24 May, 2015.

Casey quoted Christopher Hitchens, saying, “A place that you can’t live, but that you can’t leave, is the definition of hell.”

Casey continued to give some examples of the horrible atrocities in North Korea, and then described what his organization is doing to try to help teach North Korean refugees.  Casey helps teach the refugees English, or other languages, and also society integration skills.  Casey also helps students feel comfortable giving speeches, and tell their story.  After Casey helped Yeonmi Park through the program, she became an international super star because of her powerful story.  Yeonmi’s book can be purchased here.

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