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Tiananmen Square

The Cultural Affairs Committee, Asian Students of CMC, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor Gail Butler, who witnessed the events that occurred during spring 1989 in Beijing, China. Taking time off as president of Houston Foods, Ms. Butler, on a scholarship from the Chinese government, studied at Beijing University. During her trip from April 7 through June 8, 1989, she observed how the movement started, developed, and tragically ended. During this time Ms. Butler photographed the major demonstrations in detail, made numerous trips to Tiananmen, and spoke with many people. Through her experiences she has received a keen understanding of these events. She writes, "My goal is to reach as many people as possible, because that is the commitment I made while in China." On this evening she will share her perceptions and her work with us.

To join us for this photographic journey, please return the attached coupon to the Athenaeum. The 7:00 lecture will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.