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WWAC to offer talk on “The Uyghurs of Xinjiang: Perfecting the Surveillance State in China’s Muslim Borderland,“

On Friday, May 10, Windham World Affairs Council will present a talk on the “Uyghurs of Xinjiang.” The talk will take place in the parlor of the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. There will be coffee, tea, and conversation starting at 7:00 pm, and the talk will begin at 7:30 to be followed by a Q & A.

Since 2017, China has built a police state of unprecedented sophistication in Xinjiang, a vast region that is home to the Uyghur people. An estimated 1 million people have been disappeared, incarcerated, and forced into reeducation camps, while millions more are watched closely for thoughts and actions that might threaten the Communist Party’s rule. This talk presents the stories of those affected and shows how the Chinese gov’t is using Islamophobia and the “War on Terror” to justify its actions.

WWAC is an all-volunteer council and proudly maintains all events free of charge to the public. Each month this organization presents talks on issues of international significance by individuals with diverse perspectives who can shed light on the political, economic, social, and environment problems of our complex world and offer possible solutions.

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