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EURUS Presents a Talk with Madame Rabiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress
March 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
|Location:||Senate Room (608) Robertson Hall|
The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is pleased to present:
The Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang Province:
The ‘Other Tibetans’ of East Turkestan
With Madame Rabiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress
For many in the Uyghur community, she is considered a “spiritual mother.” Madame Kadeer, once a successful businesswoman—one of the richest women in China—and a social activist as well as mother of eleven children, was imprisoned for six years (1999-2005) by the Chinese government. For her activism, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and travels the world to raise the awareness of the situation of Uyghur community in China.
Madame Kadeer will speak on the challenges for the Uyghur community in China, which in many ways echo those of Tibet.