Register for Tibet Lobby Day 2017


With the change of administration, this is a really important year to participate in Tibet Lobby Day. I’ve gone in the past, and it’s definitely worthwhile. It’s helpful for non-Tibetans to show their support for Tibet by attending Lobby Day so our political leadership knows that Tibet matters to us all. On March 27 and 28, 2017, Tibetan-Americans […]

Tibet on Fire New Book by Tsering Woeser


Why Tibetan monks are setting themselves on fire Since the 2008 uprising, nearly 150 Tibetan monks have set fire to themselves in protest at the Chinese occupation of their country. Most have died from their injuries. Author Tsering Woeser is a prominent voice of the Tibetan movement, and one of the few Tibetan authors to […]

Thank them: US Congressional Delegates Who Visited Tibet


Earlier this month, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a rare U.S. Congressional delegation to Tibet. Please take a minute to THANK the members of the delegation for speaking up on behalf of Tibetans. James McGovern (Massachusetts): 202-225-6101 Betty McCollum (Minnesota): 202-225-6631 Tim Waltz (Minnesota): 202-225-2472 Joyce Beatty (Ohio): 202-225-4324 Alan Lowenthal (California): 202-225-7924 Ted Lieu (California): 202-225-3976 […]

Washington D.C. Premiere of ‘Dalai Lama Awakening’ on Feb 4


Dalai Lama Visits Washington During Feb 4 D.C. Film Premiere of ‘Dalai Lama Awakening’ Documentary Film (narrated by Harrison Ford)  Two new Dalai Lama Films, ‘Dalai Lama Awakening’ and ‘Compassion in Action,’ Directed by Khashyar Darvich, premiere in Washington D.C. on Feb 4 and New York City on Feb 5, as a part of a […]

Nowhere to Call Home: documentary about a Tibetan migrant in Beijing


A documentary by Jocelyn Ford depicts the struggles of a Tibetan widow and her young boy who flee the hardships of life in a Tibetan village and moves to Beijing only to encounter discrimination by the Chinese. The video is available for rent on Vimeo. National Public Radio did a story about the movie on Morning […]

Smithsonian Fellowship Opportunity To Support Tibetan Communities


The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is partnering with The Bridge Fund to support a five-year integrated development program to preserve cultural heritage and improve sustainable livelihoods in ethnic Tibetan communities in China. The project objectives are 1. Increased Use and Promotion of Tibetan Language; 2. Increased Preservation of Historically Significant Sites, Traditions, […]

Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen Free at Last


Rejoice! Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen was released from prison on Friday, June 5, 2014 after surviving for six years in Chinese prisons. According to the International Campaign for Tibet, Dhondup Wangchen and his assistant Jigme Gyatso were detained in March 2008 after they completed “Leaving Fear Behind,” a documentary featuring Tibetans in Qinghai province expressing views on […]