May 18 Academy

The May 18 Academy is a two-week-long education/training program designed for international civil society activists working for human rights, democracy, and peace. The May 18 Academy provides special lectures based on the May spirit and a valuable opportunity to share experiences among activists in solidarity. The Academy has started since 2004.

We welcome international civil society activists from around the world to promote a better understanding of Korean modern history and of commemoration events for democracy, human rights, and peace movements.

To learn more about the academy, please read the report of the May 18 Academy 2018

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About May 18 Memorial Foundation

The May 18 Memorial Foundation (also written as 5·18 Memorial Foundation) is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to commemorate the 1980 Gwangju Uprising by continuing the Uprising’s spirit of struggle and extending solidarity with the struggles of democracy and human rights throughout the world. The Foundation carries out numerous projects in various fields, including organizing memorial events, establishing scholarships, fostering researches, publishing materials, dispensing funds, building international solidarity, and awarding the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

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