On April 4, a special meeting with one of the bereaved family members of the Sewol Ferry tragedy victim was held at the College of Liberal Arts. Held by the Korea University Student Union (KUSU) and Sewol Ferry Tragedy Special Association, Jung Sung-wook, the father of victim Jong Dong Su came as guest speaker.
The meeting started with a brief video of people still remembering and lamenting the tragedy through songs and protests. After the video Jung began his lecture, saying that truth is still befogged and suspicions regarding the research progress are deepening, even though five years have passed. Thus, people in charge are not being punished and measures for safety supervisions to prevent similar accidents are still in process.
While answering different questions, he was consistent with one notion. He stressed that if they do not strive to maintain their unique perspective, students might just accommodate to others. Asserting that this increases their vulnerability, just as the Sewol Ferry tragedy proves, he encouraged the students to “be firm and consistent about what you think is true.”
▲ Photographed by Kim Ye Eun Chief Jung Sung-wook telling the aftermath of the incident