Today we are all enjoying a relaxing Sunday with little planned and lots of room for adventure! This morning Caitlin, Chris, Sarah, and I hiked from Naadi village down to a beautiful river. We dipped our feet in the refreshingly chilly water and watched the monkeys play across the bank.
Our speakers continue to provide us with diverse perspectives on the current state and future of Tibet as well as how we can get involved. Two days ago, Dawa Tsering, a Tibetan-Chinese negotiator from the Department of Information and International Relations, spoke to us about the history of Tibetan-Chinese negotiations since occupation as well as the role countries such as the U.S. play in Tibet's fight for freedom and autonomy. Yesterday, we spoke with four activists from the Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) organization. This gave us all great ideas on how to get involved when we return to the U.S. Their website is www.studentsforafreetibet.org and if you feel inclined, get involved, become a member, do whatever you can. The organization is currently launching campaigns to raise awareness about the Tibetan cause at the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Tonight, we are off to another JJI Exile Brothers concert at their cafe --it's sure to be a fun night!
Check out an article on the JJI Exile Brothers from Outside Magazine.