Crackdown on China’s Feminist Five: One Year On
March 7, 2016 12:30 PM – 2:30PM
Location: Room 2-01A, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023
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The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers are pleased to host a discussion with Chinese women’s rights advocates, U.S. academics and activists. One year after the detention of China’s Feminist Five right before International Women’s Day, join us over lunch for an update on the latest developments in women’s rights and the crackdown on feminist activists and female lawyers in China. The speakers’ bios are below. RSVP is required, as space will be limited.
Lu Pin is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and Chief Editor of Feminist Voices, the most popular social media account on feminism in Chin. She used to be a senior journalist on women’s rights and has been working for NGOs focused in gender equality in China since 1999. She has worked with China’s Feminist Five for four years.
Wang Zheng is a Professor of Women’s Studies and History, and a Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Professor Wang’s publications focus on feminism in China, both in terms of its historical development and its contemporary activism, as well as changing gender discourses in relation to China’s socioeconomic, political and cultural transformations. Wang Zheng is the director of the U.S.-China Gender Studies program that collaborates with Chinese universities on developing women’s and gender studies in China. She actively advocated for the Feminist Five’s release last March.
Sharon Hom is the Executive Director of Human Rights In China and Professor of Law Emerita at CUNY School of Law. A participant of Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, she was named one of the “50 Women to Watch” by the Wall Street Journal in 2007.
Lu Jun is a Visiting Scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at New York University School of Law, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Beijing-based anti-discrimination NGO Yirenping Center, and a winner of the Italian Pino Puglisi Prize. Lu Jun initiated Yirenping’s women’s rights program together with three of the Feminist Five.
Elisabeth Wickeri is the Executive Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.
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Light refreshements will be served.