A group of scholars led by Timothy Grose have organized an international event “Mainstreaming Stories: A Day of Solidarity with Uyghurs” on Friday, April 26. While activists and academics have been traveling far and wide to speak about the current human rights crisis and writing publicly about the issues this event is intended to demonstrate our solidarity as a community of concerned scholars at our local institutions. Here is the blurb:
Join scholars and activists on April 26 to stand in solidarity with Uyghurs living in the People’s Republic of China. Currently, Uyghurs in the hundreds of thousands have been effectively taken prisoner in their homeland. Countless endure in concentration re-education camps; thousands more are subject to invasive government homestays; and virtually every Uyghur is subject to a high-tech cyber police state. Each lecture will explain this crisis and provide an opportunity for your questions to be answered.
Since I do not work directly on Uyghur people, rather the history of Islam in China, for my contribution I will be speaking more broadly about “Muslims, China, and the Regulation of Religion.” Anyone in the Hampton Roads community is welcome to join us for a discussion. 2pm on Friday, April 26 in Batten Arts & Letters (BAL), Room 1012
Details can be found HERE.