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What is Happening to the Uyghur People in China? | Rushan Abbas & Abdulkarim Idris
November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Since 2017, the Chinese government has imprisoned more than a million Uyghurs — a mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group living in the northwestern region of Xinjiang — in “re-education camps.” Human rights organizations and international observers have reported systematic state-organized mass imprisonment, forced labor and sterilization, torture and persecution — extensive crimes against humanity that the U.S. government has declared genocide.
Who are the Uyghurs? How should the U.S. and the international community respond? How might a community of globally-minded citizens understand the crisis better and give voice to this issue?
Join us for a discussion on the plight of the Uyghur people with Rushan Abbas, Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghurs and Abdulkarim Idris, Inspector General of the World Uyghur Congress and author of Menace: China’s Colonization of the Islamic World & Uyghur Genocide. An exceptional opportunity to get both riveting, first-person perspective and rich historical background on this urgent human rights issue.