At Arizona State University, the Falun Dafa Club welcomed new students as a part of a larger event on campus on August 14 and 15th. Many students stopped at the Falun Dafa booth and signed up to be notified about upcoming club activities.
In Nebraska, Falun Gong practitioners protested the Our Body: The Universe Within exhibit, which showcases the inner workings of human anatomy with real preserved bodies. Investigators have raised concerns that the bodies are being heavily sourced from China, which means they likely come from unethical sources, including murdered Falun Gong practitioners.
At the University of Washington, students were treated with a screening of “Badass Beauty Queen” which tells the story of Anastasia Lin, an actress and human rights activist who decided to use beauty pageants as her platform to share an important message.
At Georgia Tech, students screened a new one-hour documentary, Badass Beauty Queen on April 12. The film follows Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin, and her unwavering determination to stick to her conscience in the face of intimidation from an oppressive regime. Anastasia’s commitment to publicizing human rights abuses landed her coverage in The New York Times, speaking engagements at the National Press Club, United Nations, and a meeting with the Dalai Lama — in addition to the support of thousands of young women (21,000 followers on Facebook) who were inspired by her tenacity. After the film screening, Anastasia answered questions from the audience.
Falun Gong practitioners were invited to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) on January 27, 2018, for an event celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year. Practitioners demonstrated the exercises for crowds of visitors, and footage of the practitioners was featured on a network TV station’s report on the event.
Dozens of audiences recently attended a public film screening of “Human Harvest,” which tells of the extrajudicial killings of Falun Gong practitioners in China for their organs as part of the communist regime’s persecution of the spiritual discipline. The screening of the Peabody Award-winning documentary was held at the University of Washington in Seattle on the evening of November 9, 2017.
Some 10,000 spectators lined the streets of downtown Columbia to watch more than 130 groups perform in the University of Missouri-Columbia homecoming parade, one of the largest in the nation. Among the participants was the university’s Falun Dafa Club.