YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN VISUAL ARTISTS GUILD
           On Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Pasadena, California
                       2018年11月18日,星期日
           TO SUPPORT FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN CHINA
                         支持中國宗教自由
          
Please help bring attention to the persecution in China of
                 *Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province
新彊維吾爾族                 
                 *Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet
西臧佛教徒                 
                 *Catholics in the Underground Church 中國地下天主教徒
                 *House Church Christians 中國家庭基督教徒

Uighur Re-Education Camp
WHERE:    Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade – FREE, see map below
                       We are one of the groups in the parade:
                       The Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade.

DATE:        Sunday, November 18, 2018
                   The parade starts at 11:00 a.m.

TIME:        Do join us and be part of the parade.
                  Please be there by 10 a.m. to practice our skits.                                                                                    

Volunteers are needed!

No experience necessary              
Our aim is to present the current situation in China in a way that is readily understood by the general audience.

+(4) people to dress as Chinese police
+(2) people represent Uighur Muslims
+(2) people represent Tibetans
+(2) people represent Underground Catholics
+(2) people represent House Church Christians
+Others are welcome to join in carrying signs on human rights (white T-shirt, dark pants.)

MEET:   On Nina St, between Altadena Dr. and Vindeo Ave. at Pasadena, see Map below

INFORMATION:  Visual Artists Guild, Ann Lau 310-433-0697, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

* Since 2016, there are an estimated a million Uighurs Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China's westernmost province, who have been put in re-education camps which China's Communist Party claim as "vocational centers".
* China has pressured Egypt and Turkey to forcibly repatriate Chinese Muslims; upon their arrival in China, they immediately disappear.
* One of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist academies was demolished last year.
* Tibetan monks and nuns have been imprisoned.  Many Tibetan monks and nuns have committed self-immolation as a desperate act.
* Catholic bishops and priests and Christian pastors who refuse to follow the state mandate, are often put in jail.
* Churches are stripped of outside crosses and statues.  Many churches have also been ordered destroyed by the authorities.
* Jesus and saints' pictures are replaced with Mao and Xi Jinping's pictures at the Church altar
* No one under 18 is allowed to enter a church.
* No discussions of the Bible or meetings on Christian doctrine are allowed outside the church.