New Year's Eve PartyWHERE: Camas Union Hall 514 NE Dallas, Camas, WA
WHEN: 5:00 PM, Friday, December 31, 2010
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International Human Rights Day is the greatest day to let the world know of any any human rights situation. We will be the voice for those who are imprisoned in Tibet and for Liu Xiabo. China is threatening all those countries who support his Nobel Prize award. Please come out and show your support for all Tibetans in Tibet even if just for 30 minutes. Do what you can do and make a small difference along the way. Trust me. It matters.
When: December 10th. Friday. 4pm - 6 pm
Where: Pioneer Square down town
RTYC Portland / Vancouver Members and SFT Portland Students at downtown Pioneer Square on October 29th, 2010 joined the Tibetan students movement for protesting China's language/education policy/tyranny. Beginning on October 19th up to 15,000 brave Tibetan students in Chinese-occupied Tibet rose up in protest demanding “Equality of Race and Freedom of Language” from the Chinese government. The students are protesting China’s plans to replace Tibetan language with Chinese language as the medium of instruction in schools in Tibet. Photos
Protest and vigil on Panchen Lama's birthdayWHAT: CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL/RALLY
WHY: PANCHEN LAMA'S BIRTHDAY
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH FROM 0500PM TO 0700PM
WHERE: AT PIONEER SQUARE.
NO LOSAR 2009 OBSERVATION IN PORTLANDTibetans living in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area observed a somber Losar 2009 by coming out to protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and to remember all the Tibetan martyrs and especially those killed in the March Uprising of 2008. On the first day of Losar all gathered at 'bhoekhang' in the morning to offer prayers for the departed souls. Then they gathered at downtown Portland at Pioneer Square at 0400PM. The program started with singing of the national anthem followed by patriotic songs. The president reminded the public of the great sacrifices made by those Tibetans inside Tibet and the reason why this year's Losar has been without festivities but with prayers and demonstrations. Then everybody marched in unison carrying the Tibetan national flag and banners shouting slogans. Pamphlets for the occasion were distributed to the public and protestors were greeted with the honking of car horns through the route indicating a strong show of support for the Tibetan cause. The evening was concluded with a candle light vigil in memory of all the Tibetans who have died under the Chinese.
On the second and third day of Losar Tibetans gathered once again at Pioneer Square at 0400PM and distributed pamphlets and after the street protest, lined up carrying banners and later held a candle light vigil in memory of all those killed in Tibet. It was encouraging to see a strong Tibetan participation with youths and small kids during those three windy and cold days.
TIBETANS IN PORTLAND OBSERVE THE MARCH 14th ANNIVERSARYRTYC Portland and Vancouver organized a daylong program to observe the anniversary of the 2008 March 14th Uprising in Tibet. It was held at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland with prayers and a day of hunger strike from 0900AM to 0600PM. Though it was a typical Portland weather with non- stop rain, Tibetans braved the weather and showed up in good number. Five tents were set up to protect the participants from the downpour and a huge Tibetan Flag adorned the front with a picture of His Holiness. Hundred butter lamps 'gyamchoe' was offered throughout the day for all the brave Tibetans who sacrificed their lives for the cause. Pamphlets were distributed to the public. Later in the evening a candle light vigil was held. The day was concluded with singing of the national anthem and and words of truth 'dentsik moenlam'.
MARCH 28TH 2009PLEASE JOIN US TO PROTEST THIS SO CALLED "SERF EMANCIPATION DAY" ON MARCH 28TH 2009 DECLARED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT. THE CHINESE CLAIM TO HAVE FREED THE TIBETANS FROM SLAVERY BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN ENSLAVED BY THE CHINESE FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS. THE CHINESE HAVE FAILED TO WIN OVER THE TIBETANS AND WITH THEIR POLICY OF RUTHLESSNESS AND UTTER DIREGARD OF EVERYTHING TIBETAN, TIBETANS WILL NEVER FORGET AND GIVE UP THEIR TRUE IDENTITY. PLEASE SPARE SOME TIME FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT. OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN TIBET STILL CONTINUE TO GIVE UP THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES FOR OUR CAUSE. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AS A TIBETAN YOU HAVE THE DUTY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR COUNTRY...AT LEAST SHOW UP AND BE A PART OF THE STRUGGLE.
TIME: 4:00PM ONWARDS
DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 28th 2009
PLACE: PIONEER SQUARE (PROTEST AND CANDLE LIGHT )
Press Release - LOSAR 2009
PRAYER AND CANDLE LIGHT VIGILThe Tibetan Youth Congress of Portland and Vancouver is organizing "Prayer and Candle Light Vigil" on all three days of the Losar 2009 and a day of "Pawo Lomchoe" on March 14th 2009. Therefore we would like to request all Tibetans and supporters to gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square on the specified dates. The details are as follows:
02/25/09 (Losar Day One).........................................Prayer and rally from 0300PM to 0500PM
Candle light Vigil from 0500PM to 0800PM
02/26/09 (Losar Day two)......................................... Prayer and Vigil from 0500PM to 0800PM
02/27/09 (Losar Day three)...................................... Prayer and Vigil from 0500PM to 0800PM
03/14/09 (Pawoe Lomchoe)....................................Anniversary of the 2008 Uprising in Tibet
Hunger Strike from 0900AM to 0600PM
Blood Donation Campaign
Candle Light Vigil
MARCH 10th 2009
And as announced earlier, this year we will be joining the San Francisco Tibetans and Supporters for the 50th March 10th Uprising Anniversay. We are requesting all Tibetans to join us for this important day in our history. Because of the magnitude and importance of this day Tibetans in North America and Canada are observing this Day at specific and important locations to give this Day a truly historic significance and to send the loudest possible message to the world. We are not organizing the transportation this time as the bus rental fee is expensive and beyond our means. So please book your airfare but we can arrange you a place to stay.
Please contact any executive member for questions and to submit your name and phone no.
AS YOU ALL KNOW THIS YEAR IS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH 10th UPRISING IN LHASA WHICH IS A VERY CRITICAL PERIOD IN OUR HISTORY. THE CHINESE HAVE OCCUPIED OUR COUNTRY FOR OVER 50 YEARS DURING WHICH OUR PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, DESTROYED OUR WAY OF LIFE, PLUNDERED AND LOOTED OUR MONASTERIES, IMPRISONED, TORTURED AND MURDERED COUNTLESS TIBETANS. THE SITUATION INSIDE TIBET IS NO LESS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR BUT INFACT THE CHINESE BRUTALITY AND SUPPRESSION IS GETTING WORSE. THERE ARE STILL HUNDREDS OF TIBETANS UNACCOUNTED FOR AFTER LAST YEARS REVOLUTION IN TIBET. THERE ARE STILL FRESH REPORTS OF TIBETANS BEING DETAINED FOR PEACEFUL PROTESTS. THIS IS THE YEAR! LONGSHO! LETS GET UNITED AND SPEAK OUT FOR OUR COUNTRY! LET'S MARCH IN UNISON AND FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS!
THIS YEAR RTYC PORTLAND/VANCOUVER IS JOINING TIBETANS IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE MARCH 10th COMMEMORATION. PLEASE SAVE THE DAY FOR RANGZEN! WE ARE PLANNING TO RENT A BUS AND AS SUCH WILL HAVE TO LEAVE A DAY AHEAD!
DETAILS AND FURTHER INFO. WILL BE POSTED ASAP WHEN WE RECEIVE IT FROM RTYC SAN FRANCISCO. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FULL NAME AND PHONE NO. TO ANY RTYC EXECUTIVE MEMBERS.
TYC President's Visit to Portland
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of Portland/Vancouver is happy to announce that the President of Tibetan Youth Congress, Mr.Tsewang Rigzin La will be visiting here on the third week of December.He is currently on a tour to all TYC branches in the United States and Canada to appraise the current political situation in Tibet and to raise much needed fund for implementation of political activities for the year 2009.(50th Anniversary of March 10th, 1959). He is also giving a slide presentation on TYC activities. Your presence and support is greatly appreciated!
Tibetan Youth Congress Founding Anniversary
Please join us in celebrating the 38th Founding Anniversary of the Tibetan Youth Congress on Sunday, October 5th 2008 at Bhoekhang at 10:30 AM. The documentary ' Leaving Fear Behind" will be screened followed by Rangzen Songs . Lunch will be provided.
DATE: December 20th 2008
TIME: 10:00 AM
RTYC Portland/Vancouver upcoming protest against the Olympics
As you are aware the Beijing Olympic Games is approaching fast, Tibetans all over the world will be out in unison on the streets and in front of the Chinese Consulates doing counter mock ceremonies and protests. The situation in Tibet is still very gloomy and when the Chinese Government is trying to portray a picture of "harmonious and unified China" to the world, it is our duty to stand up and tell the world that it is not true. That our brothers and sisters in Tibet are still suffering and persecuted, that they don't have the basic human rights, and that Tibet is still cut off to foreign journalists and visitors. RTYC Portland/Vancouver is initiating a series of protest and needs your support.
Candle for Tibet: 08/07/08:
August 7th 2008 is the day before the opening ceremony of The Olympic Games in Beijing. On this day, we will be joining the world's greatest LIGHT PROTEST, when at least 100 million people from all over the world will light a candle and say YES to freedom in Tibet!
For more information, please visit http://www.candle4tibet.org/en/allAbout
Event time: 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM.
Venue: Pioneer court house
Candle light will start at 09:00 PM to coincide with all events across the world.
08:08:08: Candle light vigil and peace walk:
Event time: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM.
Venue: Pioneer court house
Please come in Traditional Tibetan dress.
08:09:08: Rally at Vancouver BC
RTYC Portland/Vancouver will be going up to Vancouver BC join the rally at the Chinese consulate. We will be leaving from Bhokhang at 04:00 AM. Please plan on being at the Bhokhang at 03:30 AM. Please sign up with any of our executive members.
Our contact information in on our website:
http://www.tibetanyouthcongress.com/who.htm SATURDAY AUG 9: CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE COALITION: RALLY, MARCH, AND FESTIVAL
11:00am to 02:00pm: Rally at the Chinese Consulate
02:00pm to 03:00pm: March to the Vancouver Art Gallery
03:00pm to 6:00pm: Human Rights Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Street side). Please join this celebration of the spirit of freedom, dignity, and determination for human rights and justice. Music, speeches, and information tables representing the Falun Dafa, the Uyghur people, Tibet, Burma, Darfur, and more.
June 28th - July 4th, 2008
Dear Tibetan Brothers and Sisters,
Recently the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Athens, IOC Chairman Jacques Rogge confirmed that the Olympic Torch will still pass through Tibet despite the profound concerns of Tibet support groups all around the world. There is no doubt that the Torch will be the catalyst for an even tighter security crackdown and bring about further detentions and killings. It is imperative that we continue to show our support and solidarity with our brothers and sisters inside Tibet. Our sincere thanks go to RTYC NY and NJ for their unwavering courage and action on the continuous peaceful demonstrations ever since March 14th, the unforgettable brutal crackdown in Tibet. Now time has come once again for us Tibetan living all around US particularly from Portland, Seattle and San Francisco area to take another effective activities calling support for Tibet’s issue during USATF selection for Beijing 2008 Olympic in Eugene, Oregon.
EUGENE 08 Olympic Track and Field Selection is 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials event – Track & Field selection for Olympic 2008. Checkout the link here: http://www.eugene08.com/ .We are already receiving many calls ahead of the event from media about the kind of activities we are planning to do during the event. RTYC Portland therefore finds this a huge platform for us to bring Tibet’s issue once again to the international attention and call support for our current crisis. Since Eugene 08 Committee for USATF Olympic as well as the various media anticipated another huge demonstrations from pro Tibetans and their support group, we would like to invite as many participation as possible from various RTYC chapters and Tibetan associations, students for free Tibet and other Tibetan Friends and supporters all over United States to make this demonstration a great success. No doubt that we are anticipating many participants from Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver B.C.Accordingly, we request all the executive members of Tibetan Associations and RTYC chapters to join us and make this event a huge success.
US Track & Field Olympic Event starts from June 27th to July 6th as per attached link below. We planned to do our protest and call for Tibet support demonstration on two Saturdays, on June 28th and July 4th with expectation of more participants on weekends. Accommodations are provided at Eugene for the participants if needed. Details of the events are given below for the two days. Please feel free to contact us on any time if there is need for further information. There will be other parties like Falun Gong, Human Rights in China and Darfur as far as we know of. Of course, pro Chinese Activists will be there as well.
For the Tibetans living in Portland and Vancouver areas, please submit your name to RTYC exec. at your earliest and we will do the carpools as it’s only 1 ½ hrs away from here. RTYC will reimburse the gas cost of each car whosever car is pooling over to Eugene. Folks this is our golden as well as last chance to show our solidarity and act something for those great martyrs who gave up their precious lives for our common course. Please try to join as many as possible for this upcoming events.
Details of the events: (subject to change) Download event details (.doc)
Event: One world, One Dream- Save & Support Tibet
Organizer: RTYC Portland & Vancouver
Venue: Hayward Field at University of Oregon
Date: June 28th & July 4th,
|June 28 , 2008||Programs|
|At 10:30 am||Gathering Ceremony at Hayward Field Park|
|At 11:00 am||Introduction: Event starts with Tibetan National Anthem, followed by speeches from different dignitaries invited for the event.|
|At 12.30 pm||2 hours long Peace March around the streets of Hayward Field at University of Oregon (Heart of Eugene) as per planned route.|
|At 1.30 pm||Lunch Break|
|At 3.00 pm||Stands in lines with banners for silent protest, distribution of leaflets call for Support Tibet.|
|At 6.30 pm||Starts Candle Light vigil with prayer of truth at Amphitheater.|
May 2, 2008
As per earlier announcement that we are looking for the volunteers going over to B.C for Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay. So far we got only six people from Portland and expecting more people as the day get closer.
The Tibetan Freedom Torch relay was launched in Olympia in Greece on March 10, 2008. It stands for the hopes and aspiration of the Tibetan people for freedom and justice and is a symbol for reconciliation and friendship that should be core values of the Olympic movement. This torch will continue its journey to Tibet, traveling through over 50 cities and four continents. It is supposed to reach Tibetan territory at the beginning of the Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008.
This torch has now reached at Vancouver B.C and will launch there on May 10 with grand ceremony by the Chinese embassy site. It is therefore requested as many people as possible from Portland. As we all know that RTYC is financially not in a position to rent a bus trip to B.C., we therefore decided to do the car pool this time. We will reimburse the gas cost of the cars. So please try to participate as many people as possible, as the day falls on week end - Saturday. Interested people can give your name to any of RTYC Exec. members not later than Wednesday May 6, 2008
Please RTYC exec. are requested to activate your phone tree list at your earliest.
Bho Gyal Lo
April 21, 2008
Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Portland (RTYC) will continue to organize a series of activities considering the ongoing situation in Tibet. But we alone can’t make a difference without your continuous support to keep our common goal alive and active. So please join us once again on the 19th Birth Day Anniversary of H.H Panchen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who was kidnapped by Chinese communist government on May 17th, 1995 at age of 6 and remained unknown since then.
Details of the events go as below:
On Friday - April 25, 2008
We will be holding Candle Vigil for the release of Panchen Lama who has become the youngest political prisoner of the world ever since he was recognized as Panchen Lama –the second highest ranking leader of Tibet by H.H the Dalai Lama. Please join us on the following venue and time.
Event: Candle Light Vigil for the release of H.H 11th Panchen Lama
Venue: Portland downtown at Pioneer Court House Square
Date: Friday, April 25, 2008
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
On Saturday - April 26, 2008
We will do a documentary movie show called “ Tibet ’s Stolen Child” about the lost 11th Panchen Lama - Gedun Choekyi Nyima of Tibet . This is a very informative documentary with excellent commentaries from Nobel Peace laureates like H.H the Dalai Lama, Mairead Maguire, Jose Ramos Horta, Desmond Tutu, others, John Hume, ElieWeisel etc. After the movies show, we will also celebrate H.H 19th Birth Day Anniversary with cake cut and prayers among younger kids so as to install His Holiness' memory in the hearts of our younger generation. We are also planning to do some educational quiz contest among the audience and the winners will be awarded with presents. Vegetarian Dinner will also be served after the quiz contest. It may not be a splendid but delicious for sure, so don’t miss it at any cost.
Event: Documentary Movie show on "Tibet's Stolen Child" and Quix Contest
Venue: Bhokhang - Tibet House Portland (NWTCA)
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2008
Time: Start at 4.30 pm
RTYC thank all those who made the Tibetan Independence Torch an another successful event on last Sunday.
We also would like to make call for the upcoming a big event of Freedom Torch Relay on May 10, in Vanocuver BC. So, any interested participants will go in Car pools to join the Freedom Torch relay in BC. Please try to give your names in advance not later than May 03. We will send you the details of event shortly.
With the best regards and thanks to all once again.
Bho Gyal Lo
RTYC Portland & Vancouver
April 17, 2008
Once again let me take this opportunity to thank all the participants who joined San Francisco Torch Rally Protest. I was proud to mention that there were close to hundred people from PDX who participated in Olympic Torch rally protest on April 8th and 9th, in San Francisco , which was great!!!
RTYC Portland/Seattle would also like to thank sincerely to everyone for making - April 12, 2008 Candle Light Vigil for Peace and Justice, a successful event. Over 200 people participated, and some came from as far as Ohio . We had excellent media coverage and positive feedback for the event.
With present on going situation all around the world particularly considering the situation inside Tibet , we still need to keep our spirit up and active continuously. As per our earlier pre - announcement on the Tibet Independence Torch Relay, RTYC Portland is now organizing the actual torch relay.
As per statement released from TYC Centrex, the main objective of launching this Tibet Independence Torch Relay is to highlight the historical fact that Tibet was always an Independent nation until the Chinese invasion in 1949 and to protest the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay through Tibet .
This torch also represents the promise of Tibetan Youth Congress to continue to struggle to regain our Independence from China and to show our solidarity with our brothers and sisters inside Tibet who are brutally suppressed and denied basic fundamental rights and echo their call for Independence .
This torch was first started in Dharamsala on March 25th, 2008 by Central Tibetan Youth Congress and expected to go across the world particularly in United States through various major RTYC chapters including Portland RTYC.
Last week, Saturday, April 12, 2008, the torch was relayed in Bay area - San Francisco around Golden Gate . It is coming here on Saturday this week and we are going to do it on Sunday, April 20, 2008. We will take the torch up in Mt. Hood and light it up there with a Sangsol ceremony and national anthem at 11.00 am. We will meet at Bhokhang at 9.00am and leave from there to Mt. Hood in car pools as many as possible. Coming back in a car relay and will end at Pioneer Court House Square, down town. We therefore encourage as many participants as possible for at the torch relay closing ceremony in downtown Pioneer Square . We also request all the Tibetans to come in rich & grand traditional dresses to show our unique cultural and traditional dress to the non Tibetan spectators and supporters. After the torch relay we will continue the Candle light vigil as usual.
Please feel free to contact any further information to any of the executive members of RTYC.
Thanking you all once again.
Bho- Gyla -LO
April 5, 2008
In the last few weeks we have witnessed an uprising against the Chinese authorities' repressive policies on the Tibetan plateau by all three provinces together, the likes of which we have not seen in last 2 decades. A terrifying crackdown has begun on a scale never seen before in Tibet, in the full glare of the world's attention just months before the Olympics in Beijing.
Tibetans in Diasporas all over the world are shouldering same support and solidarity to our brothers and sisters in Tibet. It is a new Turning Point in our history of 49 years of occupied country by Chinese communist party. History can never last under gun point, and there is always change in history as the mass population moves and condemns the repression. If China is civilized and pursuing with the modern world of 21st Country, as they claimed, then it is high time for China to accept the change and the reality. Chinese people in Diasporas are also time to think very careful for the people inside China by remembering the Massacre of Tian An Men Square of 1989.
Well, we will continue to pursue our goal and will always follow the non violence means as always had been. Like Tibetans in diasporas all around the world, our Tibetan living in Portland & Vancouver & Beaverton area have, nearly month, continuously been supporting the protests and rallies organized by RTYC and NWTCA turn by turn. We still have miles to go before we take rest. Please join us as always for the following upcoming events:
April 5, 2008 Saturday 8:00am at Hillsboro Liberty High School:
Democratic presidential contender U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton brings her campaign road show to Oregon on Saturday with events in Hillsboro at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at a “Solutions for America” rally at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. The event is free and open to the public. www.hillaryclinton.com/hillsboro. So RTYC is organizing our martyr's photo exhibition and silent protest with pamphlets distribution. We feel it going to be a big turnout as there is a huge public gathering. So please try to join us as many people as possible before 8:00am.
April 5, 2008 Saturday 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM at Pioneer Square Downtown Portland :
Candle Light Vigil organized by RTYC – Please try to come on the event those who are Tibetans but never show up for a single day.
April 12, 2008, RTYC Portland & Seattle is organizing the peaceful “Candle Light Vigil for Peace and Justice". It is suggested that it would be great if people can bring their rosary (prayer beads) or Prayer wheels during the Candle Light. Please try to stay back on the event after the H.H audience as we are expecting good media coverage.
Venue: Westlake Park, downtown, Seattle.
Time: 6.30p.m to 8.30p.m
Date: April 12th, 2008
Just to heads up that we are planning to host Independence Torch on April 19th, Saturday after San Francisco. We will let all know how and where, when the date gets closer. It’s going to be a big Event from RTYC part. Last but not the least, San Francisco TANK and RTYC are requesting the Tibetans in Portland & Vancouver area to join the upcoming April 8th and 9th events as many people as possible. It is an Urgent Appeal as we Tibetan protesters are getting out number by the Chinese protesters having being backed up or funded by Mainland Communist Party. Organizers said they have still 100 accommodations available for the new comers. So, please think once again, and join the protest as it being turning point in our history. It is the time and we should do it. Tibetan cause should strive by Tibetan.
Free Tibet (Bho- Gyal- Lo)
RTYC Event UpdateMarch 15th 2008
A peace protest followed by candle light vigil was organised to show our support and solidarity with the Tibetans in Tibet. Around 150 Tibetans living in the Portland and SW Washington are showed up on the rainy day at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Starting with the Tibetan National Anthem and praying of "Dentsek Monlam" Tibetans and supporters took to the streets. Children as young as 4-5 years showed up and led the march in the front shouting slogans. After that everybody lined up on the sidewalk carrying banners and placards. Public support was evident as many passing motorists honked and waved to the protestors.
March 16th 2008
In the morning Tibetans gathered at Bhoekhang to remember the fallen heroes. The prayer hall was packed with people who have come to offer prayers to the Tibetan martyrs killed by the Chinese Paramilitary Forces in Tibet. Later in the evening a candle light vigil was held in downtown Portland.
March 20th 2008
Around 30 youth congress members drove to Salem, the state capital to hand over petition to the Governor's office and council members.
March 21st 2008
Twenty eight members of the Tibetan Youth Congress attended the Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign event at Memorial Colisseum . Carrying the Tibetan National flag and banners the members stood in line to highlight the situation in Tibet.
April 4th 2008
A candle light vigil was held in downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse to pray for and remember the Tibetans killed and those in Tibet who continue to suffer under the Chinese Communist rule. The rain did not deter the Tibetans and a street protest was held and then everybody lined up on the street side carrying banners.
April 5th 2008
A group of 32 Tibetans attended Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clintons campaign event at Beaverton. With each carrying the Tibetan National Flag they were able to line up at the main entrance of the Auditorium thus generating much attention and support from the public. One of the member said," People were clapping and saying Free Tibet, we support you. It was uplifting and satisfying to know that American public cares about Tibet, so we were able to create awareness about the situation in Tibet and how they can help the people of Tibet." Members also distributed pamphlets on the situation in Tibet and hundreds of Free Tibet stickers were distributed.
CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE:RTYC Portland and Seattle is jointly organizing "CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE." Peace in Tibet and in the world, justice for our brothers and sisters inside tibet. It would be great if people can bring their rosary (prayer beads) or Prayer wheels for the Candle Light vigil. Please spread the word to all the community memebers who are palnning to come down to H.H audience. We are hoping for a good turnout again by Portland, Seattle and BC folks.
Venue: Westlake Park, downtown, Seattle.
Time: 5.30p.m to 8.30p.m
Date: April 12th, 2008
March 27, 2008Dear All,
As we all know, the situation in Tibet is becoming extremely grave. With the state-imposed communications black-out, Tibet has strictly been sealed off from the outside world. The number of death tolls and injured people are rising day by day. In fact, the climax of prosecutions begins just after the crackdown of demonstrations across the country. House to house hunt for protestors also already started, and torturing and imprisonment without any public trial is obvious. Tibetans in exile are deeply concerned for the safety and well being of our Tibetan brothers and sisters in Tibet.
On our part, we should continue to proceed with our activities and try to bring the real situation of Tibet to the various level of international platforms, so that there can be a immediate halt of imposing martial law.
No doubt, RTYC Portland is, indeed, a very proud of our fellow Tibetans living here in Portland & Vancouver area for their genuine support in every respect. Your unwavering spirit and support make us very easy to coordinate any kind of activities towards our common goal. I know what we are doing is not even a close match to the great sacrifice, bravery and conviction shown by country men and women in Tibet, yet we should always remain positive and committed to any chain of activities that's coming up on our way. Small droplets of every positive action, when accumulated, would eventually lead to a great success.
I therefore once again urge all to get ready for the following upcoming RTYC events:
On this coming Saturday 03/28/08 at Pioneer Court House Square, we’ll have candle vigil again. The scheduled time is 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM. We will be displaying the pictures of our Martyrs who were brutally killed by PLA.
On April 8th and 9th, try to join the Freedom Torch rally & Olympic Torch protest respectively in San Francisco. RTYC San Francisco is organizing the whole events. Tibetans living in every corner of US and Canada are participating in this upcoming the grand events. Accommodation will be provided by SFO if anyone needed. We strongly urge as many participation as possible and encourage each individuals to take part by their own. The RTYC Portland is, as you all know, not at all in a position to undertake such an expensive transportation to a big group. Yet, we will definitely be coordinating the car pool list & interested participants are requested to submit your name not later than March 31. But the car pool entire expenses should ready to share among the group. There are so far 15 people who already purchased the air tickets and any further interested to take flight, then Alaska airline is found cheapest right now and is getting around $ 185/- per head. Just to heads up, price will shoot up in anytime, and therefore sooner the better always. We the executive members are also travelling by our own.
On April 12th, there will be another grand candle light vigil in Seattle organized by RTYC Portland and Seattle together. So, whoever is present there, try to stay a little late on that day. We will try to give the exact time and venue shortly in the next notice.
RTYC’s special thanks go to all the participants and generous donors for making the B.C protest a great success. Our sincere thanks also go Mr. Tsering Chophel la and Doctor la for their huge monetary contributions.
Thanking you all once again and see you all on candle vigil on Saturday.
Bho- Gyal- Loe
March 22, 2008 - Protest in Vancouver, B.C.Find out more about this event
March 18, 2008Hi All,
Without need of my detail explanation, the situation inside Tibet is getting worse day by day. It is absolutely not time for us to stay relaxed and watch & wait for the miracles to turn out. It is high time for us to act now. So, please join us with (RTYC) once again on this up coming Thursday protest in Salem.
We planned to do a peaceful demonstration in Salem to make a sincere appeal for The House and High Officials who ever is present there. We gonna ask them for their support in raising voice against Chinese Communist Govt.to stop turning the Land of Peace and paradise into a Bloody Hail of 21st Century.
Let kneel down right in frond of the House Building, and ask for their support to Boycott the upcoming Olympic 2008 in Beijing
Let's cry out in frond of them and ask them help us to reach our appeals to US congress so that they can do something to stop the unparalleled atrocities that Red Communist Chinese is committing on our fellow unarmed Tibetan brothers and sisters inside Tibet.
I know the it is the last minute announcement, but we have to use the every minutes to save the death inside Tibet. I am committed to do even if there is a few of us.
Those who are interested then let meet at Bhokhang at 9.00am on Thursday, March 20, 2008
Bho- Gyal - Lo
March 10 Commemoration Read report of the protest
Dear Fellow Brothers and Sisters,
Let me once again remind you of March 10- the National Uprising Day protest. All the volunteers who are participating in Vancouver B.C protest are requested to assamble at Bho-Khang on Monday, March 10 at 3.30 am, and the Bus will leave from here at 4.00 am sharp without any delay.
There are still 15 to 20 more seats available if any of new volunteers are interested join the protest.
On March 9th, Sunday at 10.30 am at Pineer Square, downtown Portland, we'll have local March 10 protest. Therefore all the Tibetans living in Portland, Vancouver & Beaverton areas are requested to join the protest on time. Without need to take into the back ground history of March 10, it is the inborn responsiblity of all the Tibetans to remember this bloodiest day of our recent history. It is the time to show the outside world that we will never accept the defeat and be the victims of Red Communist Chinese. History will always change and we will remember the day generations after generations. Therefore those who believe in & accept the true leadership H.H The Dalai Lama & our exile government are now time to join hand in hand to commemorate this Sad historical date.
Please bring as many children as possible, & let make all the chinese know that our struggle will not end in a single generation and will continue through generations by gnerations.
Please feel free to contact us any time if you have questions regarding March 10th protest.
Karma Wangchuk 360-254-1676
Tenzin Dhargyal 503-975-9527
Sherap Tharchin 503-929-6256
Yangchen Tsogyal 503-789-3773
Dickyi Lhamo 360-521-4626
Phuntsok Dolma 503-539-9038
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RTYC ElectionNomination of Candidates for the RTYC Election for:
DATE: Sunday, November 4th, 2007
PLACE: Bhod Khang
TIME: 10am till 1pm
The Final Election Day has been scheduled for:
DATE: Sunday, November 18th, 2007
PLACE: Bhod Khang
TIME: 10am till 1pm
IMPORTANT: If any RTYC Member is unable to attend on either day, please contact any member of the RTYC Election Committee as soon as possible to submit your mailing address so that a ballot can be mailed to you.
Contact Information for Election Committee Members:
US Congressional Gold Medal Award for H.H. the Dalai Lama1st Event:
DATE: Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
TIME: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
VENUE: Downtown Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, Broadway Corner
DESCRIPTION: RTYC will be offering free pizza and soft drinks to everyone (Tibetans & Americans). And distribution of fliers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All Tibetans, men & women, please come dressed in traditional Tibetan dress if at all possible. Thank you.
DATE: Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
TIME: 6 pm
VENUE: Bhod Khang
EVENT DESCRIPTION: If available, video show on H.H. Dalai Lama's U.S. COngressional Gold Medal award in Washington D.C. earlier that morning. If the video is not available by 6pm, then RTYC will show a video on the documentary about the massacre of Tibetans at "Nangpa La Pass". Speech by outgoing President of TYC Centrex, Kalsang Phuntsokla. Tea and snacks will be provided by RTYC.
Portland/Vancouver community bids Tsewang Rigzin la farewell as he is appointed new President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) See PhotosTsewang Rigzin la, President of Portland/Vancouver Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) was elected new President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC). The Portland/Vancouver Tibetan community is proud of his election and We wish him well in his new position. We thank him for all his effort and all the hard work that he has put in during his tenure here as President of RTYC.
Picnic at Blue Lake ParkRegional Tibetan Youth Congress of Portland/Vancouver would like to invite you to come and celebrate Tibetan Democracy Day, on September 2, 2007 at the Blue Lake Park. Come ready for fun and activities, for all ages. There will be volleyball, basketball, sack race, spoon race and the likes. Tickets are being sold for this event so please contact one of the RTYC officers.
The lunch ticket for youth (ages 5-17) is $5.00 and an adult is $10.00. Funds raised will help recover expenses for the Vancouver, BC protest.
Picnic Area: 12A & 12B
Sunday, September 2
For directions to the Blue Lake Park, please visit: http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?articleid=149
Download Picnic flyer (doc).
Protesting Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhou Wenzhong See PhotosWith last minute phone calls and emails the day before, around 35 strong Tibetans gathered at the University Club in downtown Portland today protesting against the visit of Chinese Ambassador to the US Zhou Wenzhong. The ambassador was scheduled to give a keynote address at a luncheon of business and community leaders at the club. Today was the last day of his three day trip to Portland to talk about trade with China and to cover the lid on the recent news about tainted products from China. His next stop is in Seattle. Read more.
Tibetan People's Movement See Photos Report on the eventAugust 8th 2007 marks the one year countdown to the 2008 Genocide Games in Beijing. While China will use the Olympics to legitimize its claim over Tibet, we must stand up and seize this rare opporunity to voice our strong opposition to the colonization of Tibet by the Communist Chinese regime and its oppressive policies inside Tibet.
What: Protest against China's colonization of Tibet and Beijing Olympics
Where: Chinese consulate Vancouver BC
When: 08/08/07 Must arrive at BhodKhang by 4:00 am. Depart 4:30 am
Why: It is our DUTY to regain our Independence for future generations.
We request everyone to register with one of our executive members before 8//2/07 so we can make necessary arrangements for transportation.
We will reimburse gas fees to anyone willing to drive their minivans.
Our country is being choked to death by the Communist Chinese regime but WE will never let that happen. Come, join the protest and show solidarity with Tibetans world over on this day when China will force Tibetans to be part of the celebration or will have Chinese dancing in Tibetan costumes to show the world Tibetans are happy under China. Let's show the world that we will never rest until Tibet is Independent.
Read the full press release (doc).
Support TYC's Indefinite Hunger Strike and People's MovementTo show our support and solidarity with the 14 hunger strikers, RTYC Portland/Vancouver would like to invite you all to an evening of prayer service and presentation of a video message by TYC President.
We request your participation and to do your part for our cause by attending this event. Let us show the hunger strikers and the world that we are all together in our struggle. When the hunger strikers are ready to give up their life for our cause, the least we could do is support them.
What: Prayer Service and Video Presentation
Where: BhodKhang 6225 NE Stanton St.
When: Saturday July 28th 2007 5:00 pm.
Why: To raise funds for TYC Centrex
We will provide free dinner and will request all to make generous donation to show our support for the hunger strikers.
Your participation and support will be greatly appreciated.
7th Annual North America Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (NARTYC) Conference (View Pictures)Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) of Portland/Vancouver is proud to announce that the 7th Annual North America Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (NARTYC) Conference will be held at the Tibetan Community Center (Bhod-Khang) here in Portland, Oregon on July 14th and 15th 2007. More on the conference.
Concert / Dance Party (See Pictures)What: Concert / Dance Party
Where: Youth Resources 65 NE Stanton Street Portland
When: Saturday April 14th 2007 6:30 pm
Why: To recover March 10th expenses
Entrance: 18 & Older $15.00, 6-17 years $10.00, 5 & under free
Featuring Techung and Passang Dolma, two of the best male and female Tibetan singers in EXILE along with our own Sonam Tsering, Sonam Pelmo and Pema Dorjee. Come and enjoy the performance of these great ex-TIPA artists. Food and beverages will be on sale.
Bonus Hindi and Nepali songs by Passang Dolma.
Dance Party till 1:00 am. So get your dancing shoes and get ready to show some serious moves.
Your presence will be deeply appreciated. Download event flyer
Let's talk about Tibet (See Pictures)What: Talk on "Tibet - past, present and future" by Tenzin Tsundue la
Where: BhodKhang 6225 NE Stanton St. Portland
When: Sunday March 25th 2007 3:00 pm
Tenzin Tsundue la is a writer-activist and one of the most well-known activists in the Exile Tibetan diaspora. Please Visit http://www.friendsoftibet.org/tenzin/ to read more about him.
The talk will be both in Tibetan and English and there will be a question and answer session following the talk.
Tea and snacks will be provided.
We request everyone to please be on time.
An evening about Tibet (See Pictures)What: Public Talk by TYC President Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa.
Where: BhodKhang 6225 NE Stanton Portland
When: Saturday March 17th 2007 4:00 pm
Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa is currently the President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) based in Dharamsala, India. TYC is the largest non-governmental organization of Tibetans in exile. Please visit www.tibetanyouthcongress.org to learn more.
Please bring a dish to be shared for the Potluck dinner.
March 10th CommemorationWhat: March 10th Commemoration (see pictures) Read about the protest.
Where: Chinese Consulate, Vancouver BC
When: March 10th 2007. Must arrive at BhodKhang by 3:30 am. Bus leaves at 4:00 am, return same day.
Please register with one of our executive members so we can make necessary arrangements for transportation:
Tenzin Namden 503-544-6123
Tenzin Chodon 360-260-9008
Tsewang Chama 360-834-1863
Tsewang Rigzin 360-213-9393
Let's perform our DUTY as a Tibetan on this most important day in our history and show the Chinese we will never rest until Tibet is Independent.
Let's perform our DUTY as a Tibetan and pay tribute to those martyrs who sacrificed their life for Tibet's Independence.
Let's perform our DUTY as a Tibetan and remind our brothers and sisters inside Tibet we hear their cry for Independence.
LONG SHO, LONG SHO, LONG SHO.
We will also hold a prayer service at BhodKhang on March 10th evening beginning at 6:00 pm to pray for the martyrs and for those who continue to suffer under the brutal Communist Chinese regime.
RANGZEN Concert (See Pictures)RTYC Portland/Vancouver would like to invite you all to an entertaining evening of Tibetan music and songs by some of the most famous singers in exile. Featuring Tsering Gyurmey aka Tsawai Lama from Nepal, Passang Lhamo (ex-TIPA) from New York and Sherap Wangmo (ex-TIPA) from Minnesota.
What: RANGZEN Concert
Where: Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
When: Saturday 6:00 pm 01/20/2007
Admission: 18 & Older $15.00, 6-18 years $10.00, children under 5 free.
Delicious Aloo Puri and beverages will be on sale.
Concert will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Download flyer.
New Year's Eve Party - December 31st (See pictures)What: New Year's Eve Party
Where: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland OR 97219
When: Sunday, December 31st 6:00 PM
Admission: $20.00 (free - children under 10)
Come and enjoy the last party of the year and meet old friends and make new ones. Delicious dinner will be served along with entertainment by local artists, followed by dance party. Download flyer about the event.
Protest at Pioneer Courthouse Square - October 14thWhat: Protest against killings of Tibetan refugees by Chinese army
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square (Downtown Portland-Broadway & Yamhill St)
When: 5-8 PM Saturday 10/14/06
Please be there to show your support.
Tibetan Youth Congress Day - October 7thRegional Tibetan Youth Congress would like to invite you all to come celebrate the 36th Founding Anniversary of Tibetan Youth Congress. On this very important day, we will pay tribute to all the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet's Independence and further strengthen our determination towards realizing this common goal. Learn more about the event.
View pictures from the event
Tibetan Democracy Day - September 2ndTraditional & modern Tibetan song performances by some of the best ex-TIPA artists include Sherap Wangmo (MN), Passang Lhamo (NY), Tenzin Ngawang (MN), and Sonam Tsering (Vancouver). Venue: Camas Union Hall.
Pictures from the event