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NüVoices DC Event: Life under Chinese Rule in Xinjiang

The Chinese state has forced at least 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims into “reeducation” camps since 2017, and new reports of torture, forced labor, and cultural genocide emerge every day. How do Uyghur women experience this ongoing oppression, and what was life like for them before this current crisis?

Zubayra Shamseden of the Uyghur Human Rights Project will be joined by local Uyghur school manager Irade Kashgary to discuss their personal experiences growing up and leading life under Chinese rule. Elise Anderson, a PhD candidate at Indiana University who specializes in traditional Uyghur music, will moderate.

Participants will be notified of event location (in central DC) after registration. After receiving an email confirmation from Eventbrite, please click on “view event details” to see address.

NüVoices is an international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of self-identified women working on the subject of China (broadly defined). Our chapters include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin, New York City, and now Washington, D.C.

As a collective, we welcome participation from writers and artists as well as all readers and art consumers regardless of gender—please get in touch if you’d like to be involved in organizing new events and initiatives or to provide feedback on our projects. In addition to the upcoming print anthology, our website will regularly publish essays, articles, multimedia projects and other original content. Our bi-weekly podcast regularly features women’s and minorities’ voices on a range of topical issues.

HEADER IMAGE: KASHGAR BY ALEX RUBYSTONE