For Immediate Release – November 1, 2019
Anna Yeung-Cheung was born and raised in Hong Kong and has campaigned for democracy in China for more than 20 years. She is the founder of “New Yorkers for Hong Kong” (NY4HK) and the formal non-government organization called “Hong Kong Democracy Council” (HKDC) in Washington, DC. She is also a Biology Professor at Manhattanville College.
What: Stand With Hong Kong, during which Yeung-Cheung will speak about recent events in her homeland as well as the efforts of herself and others to promote democracy there.
When: Tuesday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: College Center Building, Room 254
Why: Earlir this year, protests mobilized in Hong Kong in historic numbers — originally against a controversial extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong authorities to hand over to China people charged with crimes. Opponents called it a dangerous overreach to Beijing’s authority over the former British colony. The bill was withdrawn, but protests have spread to reflect wider demands for democratic reform. Yeung-Cheung urges governments and citizens to stand with Hong Kong as it fights for democracy.
For more information about Stand With Hong Kong, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148 or email email@example.com. Members of the public who plan to park their cars on campus should stop by the Public Safety Office to get a campus parking permit.
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