"The Tragedy at Tienanmen Square"
Join Gualala Arts Lecture Series on Monday night, September 26, at 7:30 p.m., when they present Diane Wickstrom.
Diane will talk about what it was like to teach at a Chinese University and present the background events leading to the Tiananmen massacre, showing slides of the event, and will discuss the consequences of it to the Chinese and to the world. She will be glad to answer questions from the floor.
Diane Wickstrom lives in Gualala and spends summers in the Sierras working a small gold mine that she owns. She graduated from Willamette University and has graduate degrees in anthropology from the University of Washington and U.C. Berkeley.
Diane taught cultural anthropology for 33 years at the College of Marin, including courses on the History of Magic and Witchcraft, Early Chinese Civilization, and Chinese Culture. She first visited China in 1983, and in 1988 she taught English at East China Normal University in Shanghai during the academic year 1988-89.
She was present at Tienanmen Square when it was occupied by students, thousands of whom were massacred by government forces. She has returned to China at least three times since then to see how her Chinese friends are faring.
For further information, call 707-884-1138 or visit www.gualalaarts.org. Located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, the Arts Center is open weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends from noon to 4 pm.
* $5 donation requested, but not required.