Stop the Uyghur Genocide Rally

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October 1, 2021

WHAT: 200-300 Uyghurs from around the world will appeal to the conscience of the world to take urgent action. Uyghurs are asking the world to hold the Chinese government to account under the Genocide Convention, to impose sanctions, to end corporate complicity in the forced labor of Uyghurs, and to save vulnerable Uyghur refugees around the world. Uyghurs are enduring the 5th year of atrocities. It is past time for global action.

WHEN: Friday, October 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

WHERE: Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, Washington, DC 20002 

SPEAKERS: 

  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NJ), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Rep. Young Kim (R-CA)
  • Ambassador Kelley Currie, Ambassador Andrew Bremberg
  • USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel
  • Survivors of the Chinese government’s concentration camps for Uyghurs
    • Gulzire Auelhan, speaking in Washington for the first time 
    • Zumrat Dawut
    • Mihrigul Tursun
    • Tursunay Ziyawudun
  • Family members of those who are detained or disappeared
  • Prominent faith leaders

EVENT ORGANIZERS:

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDIA:

  • Visual protest: 200-300 Uyghur community members and supporters will array with “Stop Uyghur Genocide” signs
  • Speakers will make an appeal to conscience against the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial, a tribute to the president who ended American slavery 
  • Bearing witness: individuals will illustrate the treatment of Uyghurs in the camps

Find a record of the event on Twitter.

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