Virtual Panel: Pandemic, Persecution, and Pushback

Online | May 10, 2022

In May 1992, Falun Gong, an ancient mind-body meditation practice from the Buddhist tradition, was introduced to the public in China for the first time. Its popularity quickly skyrocketed. Exactly thirty years later, tens of millions of people in China and around the world practice the discipline, all the while creatively and peacefully resisting a violent campaign launched by the Chinese Communist Party in 1999 to wipe out the group.

Featuring a distinguished panel of experts and eyewitnesses, this webinar will discuss recent updates to this human rights crisis, how it is reaching beyond China’s borders, and what the United States government and others can do to end the atrocities and secure a more free and just China.


Sarah Cook, Research Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House


  • Nina Shea, Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom
  • Levi Browde, Executive Director of the Falun Dafa Information Center
  • Simon Zhang, Son of woman tortured to death in China
  • Cynthia Sun, Researcher at the Falun Dafa Information Center


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