An Exclusive Interview with Alexa White
First ever beauty pageant contestant to take up the North Korean human rights cause
Alexa White is a Miss Akron Canton Pageant contestant, which will also make her a contestant for Miss Ohio. She has chosen the topic of North Korean human rights issues to be her platform. HRNK invited Alexa to our headquarters in DC for consultations and an interview.
Alexa is a full time student at the Columbus College of Art & Design, majoring in 3D Modeling & Texturing.
Promoting human rights in North Korea is of profound importance to Alexa due to her family connections to the country. HRNK wishes Alexa the best at the Miss Akron Canton Pageant on October 15, 2016 and is grateful for her interest in raising awareness about North Korean human rights and HRNK's work.
Rosa Park: As a contestant in the Miss Akron Canton pageant, what would you like to accomplish for the people of North Korea?
For one, I would really like this to be an issue that we don’t have to talk about. These people have suffered so much and to see the Koreas unified under one stable government that puts its people in front of its warheads would be the ultimate goal for me. Unfortunately, we have to take smaller steps to get to that point. Focusing on the repatriation of North Korean citizens from China back into North Korea is an issue that really, really needs to be addressed. I think that it is something that we can fix right now in our generation.
The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), a non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., has launched a report titled North Korea’s Long-term Prison-labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 1, Kaech’on. This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undergone by HRNK to use satellite imagery and survivor testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea. This study combines former prisoner testimony collected in 2019 with declassified satellite imagery
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