Visual Artists Guild - New York Chapter

Cordially invites you to an
Annual Commemorative Tiananmen Dinner Event
And Candlelight Vigil

Dedicated to Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan


June 4, 2008 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Delight 28 Restaurant - 28 Pell Street, New York City

Honoring Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow
"Spirit of Tiananmen Award"

Champion of Free Speech Award
Honoring Nat Hentoff
Syndicated Columnist - The Village Voice

&
Honoring Lucie Morillon
Reporters Without Borders

It will be our honor to be joined by Majora Carter, the American Olympic Torch bearer who pulled the Tibetan Flag from her sleeve in San Francisco and was pushed off the street as security guards from China yanked the torch from her hands.  She told reporters: "I'm a torch bearer for peace and freedom and justice."  Majora Carter has graciously offered to present one of the awards.

In the spring of 1989, Beijing erupted with the largest spontaneous demonstrations the Peoples Republic of China had witnessed in its 40-year history since its founding in 1949.  The pro-democracy movement quickly spread to over 30 cities around China before the world witnessed the horrors of the government's brutal crackdown.  As the Chinese people fled from the tanks and guns, they asked the international press to let the world know the truth.

They asked the world not to forget.

The Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit organization which champions the right of freedom of speech and expression.  Established in May of 1985, it holds the belief that freedom of expression is the essential quality of all art.  Its mission is to bring to world attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed.

Zeng Jinyan, Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2007.  She and her husband Hu Jia are activists who brought attention to China's dismal records in human rights especially about AIDS and the environment.  Hu Jia was sentenced to three and half years in jail after he published an article "The Real China and Olympics."Zeng Jinyan, the mother of a young baby, remains under house arrest.

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Table of 10 - $400

 Members of Visual Artists Guild - $40/ Non members - $45/ Students - $35
Donor Ticket - $100 (allows you to sit at Honoree Table)

Dinner will be served.

RSVP - Ann Noonan, President - New York Chapter - Visual Artists Guild

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Date :         Wednesday, June 4, 2008                      
Time:          6:00 p.m. registration, dinner 6:30 p.m.
Place:          Delight 28 Restaurant, located at 28 Pell Street in Chinatown, NYC

Cost:           Members of Visual Artists Guild - $40

Non members - $45

Students & Seniors - $35

Donor Ticket - $100 (allows you to sit at Honoree Table)


For information and reservation please call 646-251-6069 or
e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please mail check payable to Visual Artists Guild, P.O. Box 861132, L.A., Ca. 90086-1132 
Postmarked by May 29, 2008


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Background Information:  For more information on the Tiananmen Massacre, please click on http://www.visual-artists-guild.org and click on Tiananmen Story. 

Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit organization as qualified under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue code. 
This is an all volunteers' organization.