ESCAPING NORTH KOREA
Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country By Mike Kim
North Korea & East Asia
Mike lectures to audiences worldwide about his experiences at the China-North Korea border and has now shared his stories of inspiration, courage, and hope on five continents. During his time in China, he learned of the hundreds of thousands of North Koreans fleeing to China through a 6,000-mile modern-day underground railroad, which runs from Pyongyang to Bangkok, in search of food and freedom. As a result, he founded Crossing Borders, a nonprofit dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees.
Human Rights & Human Trafficking
Through his experiences in East Asia, Mike has become an outspoken advocate for human rights and anti-human trafficking efforts. His organization has testified at a US congressional hearing on the topic of human trafficking in Asia and has been a long time contributor of the State Departmentís annual Trafficking in Persons Report. He has personally led sex trafficking victims to safety in Southeast Asia using drug trafficking routes in the region.
Photo: Kenny Kim (kennykim.com)