Activist and Author Casey Lartigue at Grace Farms on September 27

Co-author Casey Lartigue will speak about his book, Greenlight to Freedom, and the story of Songmi Han. The event will be held at the gorgeous Grace Farms in New Canaan.   

Please join us for our first event of the fall, a conversation with Greenlight to Freedom co-author Casey Lartigue, Jr., EdM 1991, and hear the story of Songmi Han, a refugee who escaped from North Korea in 2011. Casey is the co-founder and co-president of the Seoul-based Freedom Speakers International (FSI), which he co-founded with Eunkoo Lee in 2013.  FSI has educated and empowered almost 500 North Korean refugees to date. Casey has won numerous awards and honors from the Hansarang Rural Cultural Foundation, Challenge Korea, and the Korea Hana Foundation. Last year, he was awarded Seoul Honorary Citizenship by the Seoul City Government.

Songmi Han was born in Geum-ya gun, Bongsan-ri in the center of North Korea, about 240 kilometers from the capital of Pyongyang.  She escaped from North Korea in 2011, settling in South Korea later that year.  She is now a college student studying social welfare at a university outside of Seoul, and is a keynote speaker and North Korean Refugee Fellow at Freedom Speakers International.

Grace Farms is a non-profit foundation dedicated to an interdisciplinary humanitarian mission focused on nature, the arts, justice, community, and faith. Grace Farms seeks to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in local and global communities. In 2015, Grace Farms received the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, which recognizes the most distinguished architectural works in North and South America.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Building
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

Cost:  $25 for club members and their guests, $30 for non-club members and their guests (light refreshments will be provided – charcuterie, cheese, crudité, and water/tea)

Please join us for this special evening of discussion and cultural learning! Please register by September 20, so that we can provide an accurate headcount for refreshments.