Keeping Informed as Teachers: What We Need to Know About Xinjiang Today
Seattle, WA, USA
World Affairs Council of Seattle
Instructions on how to join this meeting will be sent the day before the program. You have read the headlines: “The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps.” Join us as we discuss the stories beyond the headlines and grapple with Xinjiang’s complex history. Who are the Uighurs? When did mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslims begin? What does Beijing say about these incarcerations? What is happening inside and outside the camps? Discuss day to day life in rural and urban areas of Xinjiang today. Join Professor Darren Byler as he discusses these and other issues facing Uighurs as they struggle to maintain their religion/cultural identity. Darren Byler is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Following Professor Byler’s Xinjiang overview, Tese Wintz Neighbor who has been taking American groups to Xinjiang annually for more than a decade, will field her own and your questions…what can American travelers – and teachers do in both helping the Uighur culture and teaching its ancient history. This program is co-sponsored by UW’s East Asia Resource Center and the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom. Teachers will receive three clock hours and extensive Xinjiang Teaching Resources. Registration is open to all K-12 teachers. Join us on June 11 as we ZOOM from Northwest US to Northwest China!
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