Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Help us fundraise $1000 this summer!!!!

Dear Eclipse Rising supporters!

Our core members  have made a pledge to raise $1000 this summer for the Japan Multicultural Relief Fund, co-founded by Eclipse Rising and Japan Pacific Resource Network, as a commitment to a diverse and just Japan!

Please consider donating here, today.

It's now been over 2 years since the Tsunami/Earthquake disaster struck the Northeast region of Japan, but the most vulnerable people are still impacted. So far we've supported several communities including immigrants, foreign-residents like Zainichi Koreans, single mothers, the elderly, and the disabled. Projects have included a multilingual hotline, emergency transportation, distribution of food and supplies, reopening schools, securing shelters, and launching a multicultural community center.

These projects are unique in that they are not only about temporary relief, but also building power among victims and building a thriving multicultural community in the region.

Any contribution will help! If 10 of our friends donate $20 today, we are $200 closer to reaching our goal. Our members have already personally donated to inspire you!

Please see our fund website (but remember donate at link below) to read about the impact we have had already.

Please DONATE at our Go Fund Me site, in order to help us keep track of our efforts to reach $1000 this summer.

Also, as the fund is almost entirely supported by volunteers, we are always looking for more volunteers! If you are interested in helping, even a few hours this summer, it can go a long way. Please contact me directly.


Peace, Love, Solidarity,
Kei Fischer
Co-coordinator, co-founder, Eclipse Rising

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Photo campaign from Memory of a Forgetten War screening

Check out the tumblr page!

About the Blog

The Korean War (1950-1953) was devastating. It pitted military forces from the United States, South Korea, and 16 other countries against North Korean and Chinese combatants. Three years of fighting took a horrific human toll – the deaths of 3 million civilians and nearly 1.5 million combatants. It decimated Korea’s natural and social infrastructure and left 10 million Koreans separated from family members for over half a century. The hostilities from this war persist today because the fighting ended in an armistice agreement, not a peace treaty. A legacy of this 6 decades of unremitting animosity prevents the reunion of tens of thousands Korean Americans separated from relatives in North Korea and keeps the United States and especially North Korea perpetually at the brink of war.

The new film, Memory of Forgotten War ( brings these concerns to light and asks audiences to stand for an end to the Korean War and reconciliation among the warring parties.The mosaic of faces in this Peace in Korea blog is evidence of the expanding call for the United States to commit to ending the armistice agreement and bringing to a close America’s longest, modern war.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eclipse Rising Stands for Peace on the Korean Peninsula!

On this 60th anniversary year of the signing of the 1953 Armistice Agreement that only temporarily halted the Korean War, Eclipse Rising stands up in solidarity with Koreans and peace advocates worldwide to call an actual end to the war and instead bring about real peace on the peninsula.

We agree with a statement released by the Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements, that "Sanctions against North Korea and annual U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises are clear signs that the Korean War—a war that left over four million dead and one in three Korean families divided—is not over. 

Today we participated in the "I Stand for Peace" photo campaign to gather at least 200 supporters in the U.S. (1000 in Korea) to take a photo with a message for peace and to post that photo on social media sites. 

The Eclipse Rising collective was able to collect close to 20 images of people (and animals) standing for peace and an end to the war games and sanction. These images will be a part of a mosaic to be used at press events in South Korea!

To enjoy our full collection, please visit the Eclipse Rising Facebook page at:

End the War in Korea! 

Peace and Reunification in Korea!