“Imagine you are not allowed to whistle ‘Yankee Doodle’ as you work. You can’t talk about the day’s events in your native language, nor wear blue jeans and tennis shoes, or any other garment quintessentially American. Forget going to church. This is Tibet today.” excerpt from 2016 article by Marge Ann Jameson, Cedar Street Times.
Since the Chinese occupation in 1959, more than one million Tibetans have been killed. To fly a Tibetan flag, send an email abroad, or say the phrase “human rights,” is cause for imprisonment and torture. Ninety-nine percent of all Tibetan monasteries have been closed. Local Tibetan monk Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, teacher at the Manjushri Dharma Center in Pacific Grove, experienced great personal tragedy and imprisonment before fleeing Tibet in 1996. He and supporters of the Tibetan community will be making their voices heard by protesting the violence and repression, joining a world-wide day of protests known as Tibetan Uprising Day.
Join protests on Friday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Windows on the Bay in support of Tibetan freedom. Signs will be provided. Please note: Protesters cannot step into the street or hand out leaflets to cars, as per a city safety mandate.
Learn more: Free Tibet website and 2016 Cedar Street Times article (bottom of p1), and Video: Tibet Today
Contact for questions: Rachel C. at email@example.com, http://manjushridharmacenter.org/event/tibetan-uprising-day/, or 831-901-3156.