The Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang, China Panel Discussion.
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
April is Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. Join the virtual event in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and participate in a live discussion about the genocide committed by China’s government against the Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the northwestern Xinjiang region.
The program will be held online via Zoom. It includes a panel discussion between Mehmet Tohti and Dr. Adrian Zenz, moderated by Gary and Andrea Dyck, as well as an audience Q&A session.
Mehmet Tohti is a prominent Uyghur Canadian activist who has campaigned for the rights of Uyghurs over a decade. He is a co-founder of the World Uyghur Congress and executive director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, based in Ottawa.
Dr. Adrian Zenz
Dr. Adrian Zenz is a Senior Research Fellow with the China Studies Center of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He was one of the first researchers to reveal proof of the situation and conditions in the Xinjiang camps.
Gary and Andrea Dyck
Gary and Andrea Dyck lived in Xinjiang, China for 10 years. Gary is Executive Director here at the Mennonite Heritage Village and was CEO of a social enterprise in Xinjiang. Andrea is completing a MA of Counselling Psychology. During their last two years in China, they witnessed the first stages of the genocide perpetrated against the Uyghurs. Moved by this tragedy and the need for international collaboration and action, Gary and Andrea have become passionate about bringing attention to this ongoing genocide.
MHV is proud to partner with host Canadian Museum for Human Rights to explore this urgent human rights issue.