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Sending Office: Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China
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Below is a list of events commemorating the the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. 

All events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted below.

Saturday, June 1

Candlelight Vigil
Host: Independent Federation of the Chinese Students and Scholars, USA
Time: 6:00 – 9:30PM Location: International Park, across from Chinese Embassy (3505 International Pl NW)
For more information, contact: Huang Ciping at HCP0411WJS@AOL.com

Monday, June 3

China’s Repression Model: Tiananmen, Today, Tomorrow
Host: National Endowment for Democracy
Time: 12:00 – 2:30PM
Location: 1025 F St NW Ste 800
Speakers: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ); Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam D. Brownback
Panelists: Bob Fu, ChinaAid; Dolkun Isa, World Uyghur Congress; Lhadon Tethong, Tibet Action Institute; Xiao Qiang, China Digital Times, University of California, Berkeley; Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch; Ttcat, Taiwanese Civic Tech Activist
Registration required to attend. Please register here. For more information, contact: Jodi Herman at JodiH@ned.org and Alan Carroll at AlanC@ned.org

Candlelight Vigil
Host: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Time: 8:30 – 9:30PM
Location: 300 New Jersey Ave NW at Victims of Communism Memorial
For more information, contact: Kristina Olney at 202-629-9500 or kristina.olney@victimsofcommunism.org.

“Suggested Readings” Government Floor Remarks
Time: June 3 evening into June 4
Location: House and Senate Floors; Parliaments around the World
Readings Include:
• “Mourning Our Families and Compatriots Killed in the June Fourth Massacre: A Letter to
China’s Leaders” By the Tiananmen Mothers
• “Charter 08”
• “I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement” By Liu Xiaobo
For more information, contact: Sophie Richardson at richars@hrw.org

Tuesday, June 4

Reunion of Tiananmen Veterans Press Conference
Host: Wang Dan
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: National Press Club
Closed event. For more information, contact: Wang Dan at wangdan@gmail.com

Hearing: “Tiananmen at 30: Examining the Evolution of Repression in China”

Host: Congressional-Executive Commission on China & Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW)

1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre Rally of Remembrance
Host: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Time: 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Location: US Capitol Hill West Lawn, First Street SW & 1st Street NW
Featuring the premiere exhibit of the Tiananmen Mothers Portraits
Featured members of Congress speakers include: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),
Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Congressman Andy Levin (DMI),
and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Open to public. Participants should register here. For more information contact: Kristina Olney
at 202-629-9500 or Kristina.Olney@victimsofcommunism.org.

Tiananmen Photo and Art Exhibit
Hosts: Wei Jingsheng Foundation and The European Parliament Office in Washington DC
Time: All Day
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rayburn Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW)
Reception
Time: 2:30 – 4:30PM
Guest Speakers: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Wei Jingsheng, Antoine Ripoll,
Wang Dan, Wang Juntao, Ilshat Kokbore, Bob Fu, Marion Smith
For more information, contact: Huang Ciping at HCP0411WJS@AOL.com

2019 NED Annual Democracy Awards Reception
Host: National Endowment for Democracy
Time: 5:00 – 7:00PM
Location: United States Capitol Building; Room HC-5 (First St SE)
Speakers/Award presenters: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Republican
Conference Chair Rep. Elizabeth Cheney (R-WY), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Congressman
Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), and Congressman Thomas Suozzi (D-NY).
Registration required to attend. Please register here. For more information, contact: Jodi
Herman at JodiH@ned.org and Alan Carroll at AlanC@ned.org

Wednesday, June 5

Hearing: “Rule By Fear: 30 Years After Tiananmen Square”
Host: United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-419 (50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC
20002)
 

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