April 14th, 2010 by TAW Reporter
Urge U.S. Congress to Support Quake Victims’s Right to See the Dalai Lama
Following the devastating earthquake that struck Tibet on April 14th, the Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to visit the quake zone to offer prayers and help alleviate the suffering of his people. Read more.
Just days ago, a heartfelt letter from Tibetans in Kyegundo was sent to China’s leaders requesting the Dalai Lama be allowed to visit the area. Read the translated letter.
TAKE ACTION: Write to your Congressional Representatives and ask that they urge the U.S. government to support the Dalai Lama’s desire to visit quake zone.
Urgent Action: Send Message to Hu Jintao Immediately!
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM “Friendship Group for Tibetan & Chinese People” ==Subject: Yushu (Kyegudo) Earthquake: Your Help Needed! / 玉树（Kyegudo）地震：您的帮助需要！
Dear Members, You must have already heard about the Earthquake in Kyegudo (Yushu), TAP, Qinhai, the latest report says the official death toll has reached over 1700 people mostly Tibetans .
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Category: Take Action, Kyegu Earthquake |
April 7th, 2010 by TAW Reporter
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“When we gave up our nomadic lives and started living in houses built out of bricks and timber, we never thought that it would end like this; when our so called homes turned into our graves in the blink of an eye, how can we not think of those black tents, which we lived in for generations?” - a girl in Woeser’s Blog
TAW is hosting a special fundraiser event for the 4/14 Tibet’s Earthquake Victims. According to kusho Migmar la, a local resident who has lost relatives in Jyekundo (epicenter of the 6.9 earthquake), “there’s still great need for help in local level, many people are unable to get basic needs, there are many injured Tibetans who are unable to support themselves”. Under such dire circumstances, we urge all Tibetan community members and friends of Tibet to join us in solidarity around the world to show our support for the earthquake victims.
Program includes: Special Dinner, Silent Auction, Tambola Game, Kids activities, etc… more details of the program will follow soon.
- Where: Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103
- When: June 12th, 2010
- Time: 1-3pm@Ingrahm High School (Seattle- Portland Friendship Soccer match)
- Time: 5pm-11pm at Greenwood Senior Center
- Cost: $10 per person (6 and under free - $25 max. per family)
- Dinner: Delicious Tibetan/Indian Dinner will be served
“When I heard that the ordinary victims of the disaster thought that on the plane flying above their heads every day might be Gyalwa Rinpoche (referring to the Dalai lama), coming to redeem the lost souls of the dead and bring blessings from heaven to the living, and waited persistently, I couldn’t help but be dissolved in tears.” Woeser’s Blog
Category: Upcoming Events, Announcements, Kyegu Earthquake |
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March 20th, 2010 by TAW Reporter
U.S. House passes resolution on Yushu Earthquake; calls for Tibetans to be included in reconstruction efforts
On May 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution regarding the April 14 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China (Tibetan region of Kham). The resolution, which encouraged the Chinese government to include Tibetans in reconstruction, characterizes the area as a cradle of Tibetan culture. It was approved by voice vote The text of the resolution follows. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Kyegu Earthquake |