Movement & Poetry Performance: Do You Know that I Am with You


Globalization of Uyghur advocacy resulted in them being known through the actions of the oppressor, rather than through their rich history, art, and culture. The unjust imprisonment of nearly all Uyghur intellectuals, musicians, artists, and writers, who serve as cultural gatekeepers in the Uyghur Region, has even accelerated the ongoing cultural genocide. In response, this interactive performance serves as a dedicated showcase of Uyghur culture, paying tribute to disappeared poets, celebrating the resilience of exiled artists, and aiming to raise awareness about the broader Uyghur crisis.

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  1. Learn and celebrate the beauty of Uyghur culture, dance, music and poetry through visual and bodily experiences in close interaction with the artist.
  2. Raise awareness about Uyghur human rights issues, advocating for the disappeared intellectuals, while highlighting the resilience of artists at risk.
  3. Connect with artist directly through interactive workshops and Q&A, experience her message and express their emotions through bodily movement.



Kim Helptim, Legal Policy Intern, Human Rights Foundation

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  • Tags: social justice, storytelling
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Performance
  • Track: Arts & Storytelling
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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