Since its inception in 2004, the May 18 Academy aims to invigorate the May 18 Spirit and provide a valuable opportunity to share experiences among activists in solidarity.
The aim of the May 18 Academy is to introduce participants to Korean History and a variety of democratic movements in Korea, including the May 18 Democratic Uprising in 1980, through theoretical and practical experiences. Participants engage with the modern history of human rights and democracy through a 2-week program of field trips to historical sites, visits to Korean civil society organizations, and lectures from esteemed experts and activists.
The May 18 Academy is usually held for two weeks in September in the cities of Seoul, Gwangju, and Jeju. Around twenty participants from Asia, Africa, and Europe attend the event.
List of 2018 May 18 Academy Participants
|1||Ayan Rahman Khan||Bangladesh|
|2||Rosmina Marice Ribka Windesi||Indonesia|
|3||Tika Dhoj Bhandari||Nepal|
|4||Anthony Savaya Croos||Sri Lanka|
|5||Chung Lun Lee||Malaysia|
|6||Ann Siang Teo||Malaysia|
|9||Houin Martine Pamela||Burkina Faso|
|10||Mst Tamjida Khatun Simu||Bangladesh|
|13||Dipendra Kumar Lal Das||Nepal|
|14||Alingwi Ntamira Bali Jean de Dieu||Congo|
|16||Djemis Jean Elvis Ghislain||Côte d’Ivoire|
|19||Elma Demir||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|20||Evelyn Vandhana||Sri Lanka|