To whom it may concern,
On September 24th, 2011 is the first annual Historic Global Event – 100 Thousand Poets for Change currently with 600 events happening in 450 cities and 95 countries. I am writing to let the Tibetan community know, through Tibetan radio and media outlets, of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Tibet Awareness Event in Pasadena, California on Saturday, September 24th. Techung, a renowned Tibetan musician who has opened for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sherap Wangmo, and Michel Tyabi will be performing their music at the event. Poetry by influential Tibetan poets Tsoltim N. Shakabpa, Tenzin Tsundue, Tsering Dhompa, Jigme Dorjee DAGYAP, and Woeser will be read at the event. Los Angeles Friends of Tibet will also be at the event distributing information to raise awareness.
We are happy to provide moral support for the Tibetan community around the world and inside of Tibet through the event. I am writing to set up interviews for Techung la to talk about this historic event and the world movement of poets, musicians, and artists to raise awareness for a free Tibet.
Here is the homepage for 100 Thousand Poets for Change http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/
Here is the page for the Pasadena Event http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/?p=112
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Teresa Chuc Dowell
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Teresa.dowell (at) goddard (dot) edu
100 Thousand Poets for Change: Tibet Awareness Event, Pasadena, CA
The event will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Zona Rosa Caffe (15 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be poetry readings, open mic, discussions, music, art, and much more! http://www.zonarosacaffe.com/ 100 Thousand Poets for Change event homepage www.100TPC.ORG
Pasadena event page http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/?p=112 The 100 Thousand Poets for Change Tibet Awareness Event will focus on human rights, freeing Tibet, and the plight of the Tibetan people. To raise awareness, there will be discussions, poetry readings, Tibetan art, music, Tibetan Buddhism, open mic, and speakers. Poems by Tenzin Tsundue, a Tibetan poet/writer/activist who lives in Dharmasala, will be read by others at the event. Poems by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa, a recognized Tibetan poet/activist living in Los Angeles, will be read by others at the event. Due to a recent stroke, Mr. Shakabpa can not make it to the event. Tsoltim N. Shakabpa is a recognized Tibetan poet and a dedicated political activist for a free Tibet. He is the son of Tsepon Wabgchuk Deden Shakabpa, the eminent Tibetan historian, statesman, freedom fighter and former Finance Minister of independent Tibet. Poems from Tibetan poetess Tsering Dhompa’s new book, My rice tastes like the lake, will be read by others at the event. Poems by Tibetan poet Jigme Dorjee DAGYAP, who lives in Gangtok, Sikkim, will be read at the event. Poems from Woeser’s new book Tibet’s True Heart will be read at the event. Tibetan musician, singer/songwriter, Techung, who has opened for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public speeches in Costa Rica, Japan, and the U.S., will be performing at the event. Tibetan musician and dancer, Sherap Wangmo Sangpo, and Tibetan musician Michel Tyabi will also be performing. There will also be a Buddhist prayer/chanting for peace. Om mani padme hum.
Join us for this historic event!
Contact Teresa at: Teresa.dowell (at) goddard (dot) edu for more information.