The Visual Artists Guild
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WHAT:     A Performance Art in support of environmental activist Wu Lihong, former prisoner of conscience. The Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade of Visual Artists Guild will call for China to pay attention to Wu Lihong's appeal to improve the environment in China.
DATE:       Saturday, April 27, 2013
TIME:       Please be there by 9:30 a.m. if you wish to participate; we need performers, no experience necessary, come and help bring attention to China's environmental disaster.
                   The parade starts at 11:00 a.m
WHERE:    Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade


Staging area - Nina Street ( between Vinedo and Altadena) in Pasadena
CONTACT INFORMATION:
IF YOU WISH TO BE A PART OF VISUAL ARTISTS GUILD'S THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA MARCHING BRIGAGE PLEASE CONTACT:
 Ann Lau 310-433-0697 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            Please wear green top and dark pants (T-shirt will be provided to the first 20 participants)             
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
            Wu Lihong, an environmental activist in China was imprisoned for three years for his campaign to stop pollution of Lake Tai.  Wu suffered brutal treatment while imprisoned.  Together with Chen Faqing, another environmental activist, they put out an ad on the global edition of the New York Times, congratulating the seven newly selected Politburo Standing Committee members of China, and asking them to uphold their commitment to environmental reform.
             China has 16 of 20 most polluted cities in the world.
             Beijing has hazardous days that are off the chart.
             At least 70% of population in China lacks safe drinking water
             Even the government admits that 70% of China's rivers have no fish; others claim the true estimate is higher.
              Just in the last few weeks, 16,000 dead pigs in Shanghai river,1000 dead ducks in Sichuan river, and thousands of dead fish found in Shanghai's river.
              Soil pollution is pandemic but remains a state secret; an estimate of 15 of 33 provinces in China have areas of severely contaminated soil.
              An alarming increase in birth defects in China.
             Yet, environmental activists are routinely harassed and imprisoned in China.