City of Asylum Hosts Reading with Teng Biao at Alphabet City

Free Event at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

Reading with Teng Biao
Tuesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
Enjoy a free reading with lawyer and human rights activist, Teng Biao from China. Biao will be reading an essay about his fight for human rights and freedom in China – why people like him join the struggle even after being persecuted severely – as well as a poem he wrote for his wife when he was kidnapped and detained by secret police in 2008. Dr. Teng Biao co-founded “Open Constitution Initiative”, ”China Human Rights Accountability Center” and is also the Founder and President of the China Against the Death Penalty. His research interest includes human rights, criminal justice, constitutionalism, social movement and political transition in China.

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