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Not the Foreign Force Square

Not the Foreign Force Documentary Screening

April 12, 2024 at 6pm | Harvard Tsai Auditorium

We collaborated with Boston Chinese Diaspora for Human Rights to participate in a global screening of Not the Foreign Force by Director Chen Pinlin (aka Plato), who was arrested and charged by Chinese authorities earlier this year. The Boston screening took place on Friday, April 12 at 6pm in the Tsai Auditorium at Harvard. The film was screened with Chinese and English subtitles, and the screening was followed by a discussion among the cross-movement audience members.

PoF Discussion Square

Portraits of Freedom Photo Exhibition – Community Viewing & Discussion

March 20, 2024 at 6:30pm | Harvard Cabot Library Discovery Bar

On Friday, March 29th, we welcomed around 30 community members to reflect upon Portraits of Freedom: The Womxn Driving our Freedom Movements. Boston-area Coalition members kicked off the evening with a presentation on the Tibetan, Taiwanese, Uyghur, and Chinese freedom movements, and a Hong Konger Coalition member joined via video call to present the Hong Kong freedom movement. Attendees browsed the photo exhibition and enjoyed Uyghur laghman noodles and Taiwanese braised pork with rice. The event concluded with a fruitful discussion about on the role of womxn in our freedom movements, the meanings of freedom, and the future of cross-movement collaboration.

Government Atrocities Panel Square

Remembering 228 Government Atrocities Panel

March 2, 2024 at 5:30pm | Harvard Science Center Lecture Hall A

Taiwan now has a vibrant democracy, but government atrocities persist elsewhere. The Coalition hosted a panel featuring former Tibetan political prisoner Ngawang Sangdrol, Chinese human rights activist Jennifer Zeng, Taiwanese author of “The Third Son” Julie Wu, and a 228 Massacre victim’s great-granddaughter Cosette Wu. Sangdrol and Zeng reflected on their experiences in prison and a labor camp, respectively, moving the audience to tears. Julie Wu and Cosette Wu spoke about their experiences uncovering Taiwan’s authoritarian past and shed light on the White Terror’s generational impact. Event attendees received 228 Taiwanese Wild Lily Pins commissioned by the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association and took photos for our #Remembering228 photo collage campaign.

228 Vigil Square

Remembering 228 Community Vigil

March 2, 2024 at 5pm | Harvard Science Center Plaza

More than twenty Harvard affiliates gathered in the Harvard Science Center Plaza on the evening of March 2nd, 2024 to honor the 28,000+ lives lost in Taiwan’s 228 Massacre. Harvard and Boston community members stood in the rain to commemorate the victims with speeches, candles, and photographs of the victims. Coalition Co-Director Cosette Wu opened the vigil with the story of her great-grandfather, who was killed in the 228 Massacre, and other vigil attendees shared reflections during the open mic session.  Taiwanese author of “The Third Son” and Harvard College alum Julie Wu said she was happy to see this vigil take place at Harvard, as such a commemoration seemed impossible back when she was a student at Harvard.