The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Tue June 4, 2013
Exiled Voices of China and Tibet Come To Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh based online magazine, Sampsonia Way, seeks to protect and advocate for writers in asylum, educate the public about threats to literary expression, and to create a community where endangered writers can thrive. This is made possible by the Northside's City of Asylum Pittsburgh.
Exiled Voices of China and Tibet is an event taking place this weekend at the City of Asylum. Notable international writers will for the first time, be able to talk about the exercise of fundamental human rights in China. For many of these writers, they've never been in the same room at the same time or been able to speak freely about human rights.
Guests: Henry Reese, the founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and Andrew Jacobs, New York Times Beijing correspondent talk about the significance of the event.