Amnesty Intl Presentation by Ms. Z. Shamseden, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Date: December 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

We all know that every day is Human Rights Day but one day of the year is highlighted, and that is December 10th. It was on this day in 1948 that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, and it is a great time for all conscious beings to get together, celebrate our rights, and work on behalf of those who are not so fortunate. 

Monday, December 10th at 7.00pm

Ocean City, NJ, Public Library- Lecture Hall

17th/Simpson, 08226

609 442 2407

Please join the members of South Jersey Amnesty group to commemorate International Human Rights Day for a truly enlightening presentation by Zubayra Shamseden – China’s Other Tibet – Xinjiang. She is a scholar and specialist in human rights in East Turkestan/Xinjiang Province of China where the ethnic Turkic peoples, Uyhgurs, are undergoing the same cultural, and societal decimation as the Tibetans. Xinjiang/East Turkestan is an area in Central Asia four times the size of California with many ethnic Turkic speaking groups including Kazaks, Tatars, Uzbeks, and 11 million Uyghurs.  In 1911 it was taken over by the Chinese nationalist Government. It has a rich history of trade and diversity being situated along the Silk Road.

In 1949 the ethnic Chinese Han made up 6% of the population, with the push to colonize this area there are presently 40% Han and growing. The Chinese government considers their distinct identity, religion, culture and language as evidence of political disloyalty, and separation. One million Uyghurs have been put into Concentration camps, Han Chinese have been sent to live in homes of Uyghurs to determine if they are using their language or practicing their religion, thousands of children in Chinese run orphanages, and many men and women have disappeared without trace.

The Amnesty group is honored to have Nicole Morgret – Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) to speak about the rich culture of the Uyghurs. One unique aspect is Muquam Music which been designated “Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2005.  

Please come for a unique evening, and meet some of the local Amnesty group members. It will be a prime example of Amnesty’s motto of shining a light in the dark and hidden places.

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