(Co)-Humanitarian (2016-) stands for human rights advocacy for the North Korean defectors in the United States and educates Korean and non-Korean people about global citizenship through the complex identities and socio-political history of the Korean heritage.
With an aim to guide the educational institution's—University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and University of Chicago (UChicago)—perception on North Korea and its defectors in the United States, (Co)-Humanitarian collaborates with North Korean defector shelters and non-governmental organizations, such as Empower House—a certified refugee resettlement center.
While the North Korean defector shelters offer academic training, housings, and community activities for the North Korean defectors, (Co)-Humanitarian contributes cultural and communal activities to engage with the participants in the defector shelter. With experienced visual and critical knowledge of historical and cultural operation, (Co)-Humanitarian shares the communicative and educational platforms of sensitivity, honesty, and trust with the North Korean defectors, volunteers, educational institutions, regional communities, and other cultural organizations.
(Co)-Humanitarian is organized by Humans in North Korea (HNK)