Daniel Jasper and Linda Lewis, AFSC staff members who are involved with North Korea, will be visiting us in Iowa this weekend.
We have been communicating with them for some months about the possibility of building on the history of the visit of a North Korean agricultural delegation to Iowa in 2001. During that visit the delegation visited the farm of Ellis and Win Standing, and shared a pot luck dinner at Bear Creek meeting. There were other visits, including with Ames meeting, I believe. The Des Moines Register published an open letter to North Korea, inviting another visit to Iowa, several months ago.
Perhaps you can join us at Bear Creek at 10:00 am, Sunday March 18th, where Linda plans to join us for our pre-meeting discussion about opportunities for further engagement with North Korea. Then Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm, both will give a public presentation about their work in North Korea, at Des Moines Valley Friends meeting.
Jon Krieg has been very helpful in inviting Lynn Hicks, the Des Moines Register opinion editor, to the DMVF presentation. And the plan is for Linda and Daniel to be interviewed on Ed Fallon’s radio program Monday.
Here is a link to a recent article by Daniel: https://lobelog.com/the-us-needs-a-post-olympic-game-plan-with-north-korea/
Here is a link about the previous visit to Iowa, and the letter in the Des Moines Register: https://jeffkisling.com/2017/10/08/bear-creek-friends-meeting-and-north-korea/