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SIWA Connect: Community Engagement Forum with the Babybox Korea

Monday, November 27 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


We invite you to SIWA Connect, our new dynamic community initiative committed to nurturing inclusivity and collective responsibility through insightful and engaging conversations and discussions among local and international communities on various topics. We are excited to partner with the Itaewon Global Village Center (IGVC) and Gangnam Global Village Center (GGVC) for this bi-monthly forum. 

In 2022, “Broker,” an emotionally charged South Korean drama film directed by the renowned Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda with a stellar cast, including Ji-eun Lee, Doona Bae, and Kang-ho Song, was released to a global audience. The movie explores the heart-wrenching choices a young mother faces regarding her newborn child, interweaving the lives of the main characters connected to the mother, her baby, and the baby box. 

Korea’s first baby box was established in 2009 for parents who could not raise their babies due to unavoidable circumstances. The organization is dedicated to safeguarding abandoned infants while providing crucial support to mothers, with the ultimate goal of encouraging mothers to reunite with their babies at a later time. Despite its mission, the debate over whether the baby box serves as a life-saving measure for abandoned infants or a facility that encourages infant abandonment has persisted since the organization’s work became well-known in Korea and worldwide. The founder, director, and staff from Babybox Korea will be present for discussions and Q&A. (We will conduct the forum in English and Korean.)

SIWA hopes to educate ourselves for meaningful change in our communities. Please join us in this meaningful and impactful journey. 


Event date & time: 2023.11.27. 6:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.

Event host: Sunghwa Han, president@siwakorea.com


Venue: Heyground Seongsu Branch – 헤이그라운드 성수 시작점

Skylounge (8th floor – rooftop)

5 Ttukseom-ro 1na-gil, Seongdong-gu (성동구 뚝섬로 1나길 5) 

Naver map: https://naver.me/xOCmI3hc 

Ticket price: free – if you need more than 3 tickets, please contact us before registration!

However if you would like to contribute and support the Babybox Korea, please look for the SIWA donation box at the event.

Additional Information: Light refreshments will be provided before the forum. 


Monday, November 27 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sunghwa Han


Heyground Skylounge
5 Ttukseom-ro 1na-gil, Seongdong-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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