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The World is Watching: Activists and Academics on the Uyghur Genocide

February 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs
Kamaltürk Yalqun, General Secretary, Campaign for Uyghurs
Darren Byler, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado
Rian Thum, Loyola University

Join us to hear from activists and academics on the Uyghur genocide. Rushan Abbas, a prominent Uyghur American activist and the founder and Director of Campaign for Uyghurs, will be presenting an overview of the current crisis as well as personal stories of engaging in activism. Kamaltürk Yalqun will be sharing how the persecution has affected Uyghur intellectuals, including his father, Yalqun Rozi, a famous Uyghur scholar and literary critic. Dr. Darren Byler, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, will be sharing some of his research, including a discussion of surveillance and terror rhetoric. Dr. Rian Thum will be sharing his ethnographic research on China and Islam. Each panelist will be presenting individually, with a question and answer session at the end.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association, Harvard College Democrats, Jewish Movement for Uyghur Freedom Harvard Chapter, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, Harvard Hillel, Latinas Unidas de Harvard College, Harvard Facilitators for Religious, Ethical, and Spiritual Inquiry, the HLS Students Turkish Law Students Association, the Harvard Human Rights and Business Law Students Association, and the Harvard Law School Immigration Project.

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