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Portland State of Mind: Free China
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:30pm to Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:00pm
Portland State of Mind: Free China

WHAT: Free China

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 (Click here for information about accessing PSU and visitor parking options) 

Please join the Portland Public Humanities Department for a screening of  Michael Perlman’s documentary "Free China" about the abuse and torture of Falun Gong practitioners in China, including live organ harvesting from the practitioners being held in forced labor camps. 

The film will be followed by a discussion with religious scholar Marion Goldman and Sophie Liu. Sophie Liu lived in China for 43 years before escaping to the U.S., where she was granted asylum due to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party. She spent a total of four years in two different Chinese forced labor camps where she was subjected to torture. Sophie has practiced Falun Gong for 17 years, starting in 1995 - four years prior to the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong. Sophie and her family now live in Bethany, OR where she is able to practice her beliefs in peace and inform the public about one of the world's largest persecutions against millions of peaceful practitioners.

Click here to read more about Sophie Liu's story.

CONTACT: Lauren Morency DePhillips or Michael Clark at - 503-725-9662

COST: Free and open to the public

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Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.

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