All Girls Allowed Speaks Out on Human Rights and Gendercide at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Adams, MA, October 23

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All Girls Allowed Director Brian Lee discusses human rights, gendercide and the just-released book, “A Heart for Freedom,” by group founder and two-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chai Ling.

Chai Ling, founder of All Girls Allowed.

All Girls Allowed founder Chai Ling was a key student leader in the Tiananmen Square movement and nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her book, "A Heart for Freedom," was published this month.

I mainly want to convey just how tragic the situation is for girls and mothers in China, and also paint a picture of hope that something can be done to make a difference, and that Americans can be a part of that.

Brian Lee, Executive Director for the Boston-based education and advocacy group All Girls Allowed will speak about human rights and gendercide in China at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, 67 East Road, Adams, MA, 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2011. Lee will speak as part of the Birthplace Museum’s 2011 lecture series. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

China’s one-child policy, instituted 30 years ago, has been the subject of protest by human rights groups principally because of its enforcement through gendercide, the systematic killing of young girls and mothers.

Lee will share the group’s mission: to restore life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers while revealing the social injustice of China’s inhumane policy. Lee says, “I mainly want to convey just how tragic the situation is for girls and mothers in China, and also paint a picture of hope that something can be done to make a difference, and that Americans can be a part of that.”

In addition to discussing the work done by All Girls Allowed and its many supporters, Lee will talk about the book published this month, "A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China’s Daughters," by group founder Chai Ling. Ling was the commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians in the 1980s. She was hunted by Chinese authorities for ten months, escaping imprisonment and fleeing to the U.S., where she earned degrees from two Ivy League schools, started a family, and began a number of successful businesses. A two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Ling created All Girls Allowed in June 2010.

Signed copies of the book will be for sale after the talk.

For more information, contact the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, 413-743-7121, info(at)susanbanthonybirthplace(dot)org or visit http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.org.

About The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum and Gift Shop:

Fall/Winter (Columbus Day-Memorial Day): 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday.

Spring/Summer (Memorial Day-Columbus Day): 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m., Thursday-Monday.

Call to arrange private tours: 413-743-7121.

Admission: $5.00, adult; $3.00 student or senior citizen; free, children six and under.

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum was recently restored, and opened in the spring of 2010.

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