Carlos Snellenberg-Fraser is a Seattle-based freelance journalist. His work covers topics such as government and policing, human rights, LGBTQIA+ issues, community engagement, and healthcare. Follow on Twitter @Falconlos1.

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The Olympic Committee Ignored the Uyghurs. This Church Didn't

The flag of East Turkestan and the Uyghur people. Credit: Sachelle Babbar/ZUMA Wire/Alamy

As the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing wound to a close in a ceremony of flags, fireworks, and an LED screen designed to look like ice, one Seattle-area church marked the end of the international games with a very different kind of event: a meal and listening session with members of the Uyghur community in and around Edmonds, Wa.