Saturday 31 May 2003
960 North Broadway, LA Chinatown
This year's commerationhighlights the importance of supporting the freedom of expression as wehonor the journalists who risk their lifes to reveal the stories oftenkept secret by individuals and governments. The pro-democracy movementis still strong in China had has a continuing effect on forcing the governmentto allow the open and free expression.
Special Guest Speaker
Asia Research Associate
Committee to Protect Jounalists
After receiving her B.A. from New York University, SophieBeach spent three years in China, where she worked at the Washington Post'sBeijing bureau and taught English at universities in Beijing and Tianjin.She received her master's degree from Columbia University's School ofInternational and Public Affairs in 2001. Sophie has also worked as aresearcher and consultant for Human Rights in China and has written free-lancearticles for Ms. Magazine and The Nation.