On Thursday 6 May, the Habs Politics Society were honoured to host Rayhan Asat over Zoom from Washington.

Rayhan shared the harrowing story of her brother Ekpar’s disappearance in Xinjiang in 2016, and the treatment of Uyghur Muslims around the globe.

Students from all year groups attended the insightful and fascinating event. Rayhan spoke in conversation with Jonathan (U6J) as they have worked together previously for the youth social action group Burst The Bubble. Following the talk Rayhan answered student and staff questions on action we could take and how her brother’s story has influenced her life.

It was a pleasure to have welcomed all students and staff who attended from the Boys’ and Girls’ Schools for another Politics Society event, despite it not being in-person.

Many thanks go to Dan (L6R1), Harry (L6C2), Jonathan (U6J2) and Mr Clark for helping organise such an insightful event.

Written by Harry (L6C2)