The Uyghur Genocide in China

Online panel discussion and live Q&A

April 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. (CDT)

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Photo: Courtesy of Gary Dyck

Event details

April is Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month.
Join our virtual event and participate in a live discussion about the genocide committed by China’s government against the Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious groups in the northwestern region of East Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang.


Video: The Uyghur Genocide in China: A panel discussion

The program will be held online via Zoom. It includes a panel discussion between Mehmet Tohti and Dr. Adrian Zenz, moderated by Gary and Andrea Dyck, as well as an audience Q&A session.

About Mehmet Tohti

Mehmet Tohti is a prominent Uyghur Canadian activist who has campaigned for the rights of Uyghurs over a decade. He is a co‐founder of the World Uyghur Congress and executive director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, based in Ottawa.

About Dr. Adrian Zenz

Dr. Adrian Zenz is a Senior Research Fellow in China Studies at the Center of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, an education, research and human rights nonprofit based in Washington, DC. He was one of the first researchers to reveal proof of the situation and conditions in the Xinjiang camps.

About Gary and Andrea Dyck

Gary and Andrea Dyck lived in Xinjiang, China for 10 years. Gary is Executive Director at the Mennonite Heritage Village and was CEO of a social enterprise in Xinjiang. Andrea is completing an MA in Counselling Psychology. During their last two years in China, they witnessed the first stages of the genocide perpetrated against the Uyghurs. Moved by this tragedy and the need for international collaboration and action, Gary and Andrea have become passionate about bringing attention to this ongoing genocide.


The Museum is proud to partner with the Mennonite Heritage Village to explore this urgent human rights issue.

Cancellation notice

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation.