PATCHES program film screening "In Search of My Sister"

07nov1:00 PM4:00 PMPATCHES program film screening "In Search of My Sister"

Event Details

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio annually hosts its PATCHES – Others Deemed Dangerous or Inferior program, which highlights other groups outside of the Jewish people victimized by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

This year’s PATCHES program, sponsored by the Jewish Federation’s Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and Jewish Community Relations Council, will reach outside of specific aspects of the Holocaust to raise awareness of a modern-day genocide occurring to the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China.

The event will include the screening of the documentary film, “In Search of My Sister,” with a special introduction by the film’s producer, Jawad Mir. The film tells the story of Rushan Abbas, an American Uyghur Activist who chronicled the search for her sister who was detained by the Chinese Communist Party. Her sister is one of 2-3 million Uyghurs who have been taken to concentration camps in China.  You can view the trailer to film using the link before the event.

A panel discussion will follow featuring: Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs, Julie Millsap, Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy, Campaign for Uyghurs; and representation from the Texas legislative delegation.

There is no charge to attend this program.  We do ask that you register your participation on November 7.

Sponsored by

Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and the Jewish Community Relations Council

Departments of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio

In cooperation with

Campaign for Uyghurs • Chinese American Citizens Alliance • SOL Center • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas • World Affairs Council of San Antonio

Moderated by

Dr. Sean Vina – Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of the Incarnate Word

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