Topeka, Kan.- The Washburn University women and gender studies, the Rotary Club of Community Action Against Human Trafficking and the Rotary Satellite Club of Ending Forced Organ Harvesting are hosting a film screening and panel discussion of “Medical Genocide: Hidden Mass Murder in China’s Organ Transplant Industry.” They will be joined by experts David Li, film producer at the China Organ Harvest Research Center, Shirley Hsia, North America coordinator of Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, and Wen Chen, Chinese human rights activist of Amnesty International Group 22. The panel will discuss the film and take questions. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Sharon Sullivan, director of women and gender studies at Washburn University. 

      This event is 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center, Room 100 on the Washburn University campus. This event is free and open to the public.

      The film focuses on the unethical forced organ harvesting practice currently happening in China. According to the documentary, China now performs the most organ transplants in the world. While the government has admitted to harvesting organs from death row prisoners, they account for a tiny fraction of transplants performed in the country. Based on a decade of research, this documentary uncovers the true source of these organs: an ongoing crime against humanity with tens of thousands of innocent victims each year.

      “This is a powerful and critically important film, documenting one of the most horrendous systemic institutional acts of genocide in the modern era,” said Robert Fritz, author and filmmaker.

      Chen will also hold a lecture 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Mabee Library “Living Room” on the Washburn University campus. Her lecture “Human Rights in China: Women and Girls” focuses on the inequality of women and girls in China. Chen will speak on her personal experience of being brainwashed in China and how she decided to be a voice for the voiceless.


For further information, contact:
Ellie Walker
Public Relations Specialist
Office: 785-670-2154
Cell: 785-224-7921
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