Next week is Human Rights in China Awareness Week (Nov 13 – 18th).
This week will center on raising awareness of human rights issues in contemporary China, focusing on the Freedom of Expression, the democracy movement, the freedom of speech, and the freedom of religion; with a special emphasis on the persecution of Tibetan Buddhism and Falun Gong.
Through the impact of globalization, the United States’ ties with China are becoming stronger than China. However, while contact is increasing internationally, we feel that the economic gains should not overshadow current civil and political realities and the persecution and state of fear that many in China have endured for decades. In raising awareness of grave human rights abuses in China, we hope to stimulate constructive dialogue on what can be done and promote solidarity in protecting basic rights to which all are entitled.
We have esteemed speakers Professor Xu Wenli, cofounder of the Chinese Democratic Party; Huang Xiang, China’s greatest poet in exile; Dr. Wang Wenyi, the Falun Gong activist who was arrested for demonstrating against China’s persecution of Falun Gong at Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the White House last April; and the Honorable Tenzin Thutop, and the Honorable Lobsang Gyaltsen, monks of HH the 14th Dalai Lama coming to speak.
All events are free and open to the public
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, Nov. 13th
“Beyond Tiananmen and the Democracy Wall: Human Rights in China Then and Now” Professor Xu Wenli, co-founder of the Chinese Democratic Party, and Mr. Huang Xiang, China’s greatest poet in exile, will compare and contrast past and current developments in human rights and political freedoms in China and reflect on their experiences as former political prisoners
4 – 6pm
Tuesday, Nov. 14th
“Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion”
An award winning documentary on the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance
Barus and Holley 168. 7pm
"Tibet’s Struggle for Human Rights and Religious Freedom"
Lecture by the Honorable Tenzin Thutop and the Honorable Lobsang Gyaltsen, monks of HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies
Barus and Holley 168
Wednesday, Nov. 15th
Sandstorm is a movie about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Sandstorm, though a fictional drama, describes first-hand accounts of the persecution that is occurring in China, and has won 29 film festival awards.
“Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” Dr. Wang Wenyi from The Epoch Times will give a lecture on the persecution of Falun Gong and the crimes against humanity being committed in China’s 36 concentration camps.
Dr. Wang Wenyi won international acclaim after being arrested for demonstrating against the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and Chinese President Hu Jintao at his White House conference with US President Bush last April.
*All events are free and open to the public. More information at Amnesty’s table in the PO, Nov 13-14, 12 – 2pm
Contact Jeremy_Mak@Brown.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
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