Wednesday, March 4 at 5pm
CASE Building, Chancellor's Auditorium, 4th floor
Since 2017, as many as 800,000 - 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang). Nearly all Uyghurs and Kazakhs in China have an immediate family member who is interned in this camp system. This process resonates with the most horrific moments in modern history. In the past such camp systems have resulted in generational trauma and social elimination. They shattered families, destroyed native forms of knowledge and, at times, resulted in mass death. Come for a heartfelt presentation by Uyghurs whose family members have disappeared into this system. Guest speaker Mustafa Aksu, representative from the Uyghur Human Rights Project, will present and Dr. Sarah Tynen (University of Colorado) and Dr. Darren Byler (University of Colorado) will moderate the event.