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Event Information
Title: LECTURE: 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Rabiye Kadeer on The Uyghur Culture and Their Situation
Date:

Monday, September 25, 2006
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Contact: Central Eurasian Studies @ IUB
Location: Wylie Hall 005

Complete Description:
Colloquium Presentation
Special Session
Monday, September 25, 2006
Place: Wylie Hall, Room 005
Time: 7:15-8:30 p.m.

The Uyghur Culture and Their Situation

Presented by Uyghur business woman turned human rights activist, ex-prisoner of conscious, 2004 Rafto prize winner, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, current director of both Uyghur American Association and Uyghur Human Right Project

Rabiye Kadeer

Summary: Rabiye Kadeer’s presentation will be based on her own stories, particularly her success as one of the rare millionaire women in China before her imprisonment, as well as her encounter in Chinese jail.

Bio: Rabiye Kadeer was jailed for more than 5 years in China for providing state secrets to foreigners before her exile. She champions the human rights of the Uyghurs, and is one of the most prominent advocates of women’s right in China. Using her own resources, Rabiye Kadeer has founded and chaired a large trading company in Northwestern China to provide training and employment for the Uyghurs. She has also initiated a powerful movement called “Thousand Mother’s movement” to empower Uyghur women in Xinjiang (formerly known as East Turkistan). Kadeer was once a member of the top advisory body to China’s parliament before her arrest in 1999 while on her way to meet U.S. congressmen visiting Xinjiang.

For further information see: www.uyghuramerican.org, www.uhrp.org.