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The Hen Crows: How A Group of Korean Women’s Hockey Players Redefined Perceptions of the Peninsula
October 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
South Korea’s women’s national hockey team, which became largely remembered as the Unified team after adding 12 North Koreans at the behest of the North and South Korean governments, were more than just a political statement. In Seth Berkman’s book, “A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History” he delves into the stories and backgrounds of the players, while also examining the history of female athletes in Korea, their roles in society, and how sport has frequently been used as a political tool. In his talk on October 23, Berkman will discuss these topics and how the team was representative of a new wave of empowerment for women in Korea and around the world.