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Teach-in | Understanding the Uyghur Genocide: Unveiling the Complexities of Pursuing Accountability

March 7, 2024 at 8:30am10:00am EST

Bird Library, 114

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Join an expert panel for an informative and critical discussion on one of the most pressing humanitarian crises of our time: the Uyghur Genocide.

This teach-in aims to shed light on the systematic repression, human rights violations, and ongoing genocide perpetrated against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples by the Chinese government.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the historical, political, and cultural context of the crisis in the Uyghur homeland; the context of state actions leading up to the genocide; the Chinese government’s policies and propaganda; and the international response.


  • Historical background of the Uyghur people and the Uyghur homeland
  • Chinese government policies of mass surveillance, arbitrary detention, and forced assimilation targeting Uyghurs and other groups
  • Testimonies from survivors and families affected by the crackdown
  • The role of technology and global supply chains in facilitating human rights abuses in the region
  • International legal frameworks and accountability mechanisms for addressing the Uyghur Genocide
  • Strategies for advocacy, solidarity, and supporting Uyghur voices in the face of state-sponsored repression


Also join us for the Annual Atrocity Studies Lecture. Uyghur Genocide: The Ongoing Efforts for Accountability

This event was first published on February 23, 2024 and last updated on March 4, 2024.

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