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Past Events & Programs

Free Chol Soo Lee Documentary Screening Event

On January 27th, 2024, Woori Center organized a free screening of Free Chol Soo Lee at the PASSi Evergreen Center in collaboration with Philadelphia SESAMO (People in Solidarity with the Sewol Families for Truth and a Safer Society). The documentary tells the story of Chol Soo Lee, a Korean American immigrant who was wrongly imprisoned for 10 years for a crime he did not commit. After the film, more than 50 community members joined us in small group discussions exploring the intricacies of the US criminal justice system, racism, and the transformative potential of the pan-Asian movement.

2023 Mid-Autumn/Chuseok Family Fun Event

On September 23, Woori Center held its first-ever Mid-Autumn/Chuseok Family Fun Festival at Philadelphia Won Temple in celebration of this traditional Asian festival. More than 120 people, including children and adults, showed up at the venue and participated in a variety of activities.

 

Attendees enjoyed wonderful Korean cuisine, browsed an interesting flea market, engaged in traditional games, played and learned about Korean percussion instruments, made Songpyeon, practiced calligraphy, and posed for unforgettable pictures in Hanbok clothing. The evening also featured two different groups' engaging performances, including a Taekwondo demonstration by SKY Martial Arts and mesmerizing Korean traditional dances by First Generation Korean Academy.