31 October 2005
SFT party in London
SFT along with Exile Brothers UK hosted a party and discussion night to help get people excited about the State visit by Hu Jintao 8th till 10th November.
Karma (Abo) got the night going with Tibetan, Bollywood, R'n'B and Hiphop. Tseten, chair of the Tibetan Community in Britain statrted the discussions. Tenzin Samphel, ex vice president of Tibetan Youth Congress then gave a passionate speach about youth activism. Metok, campaigns intern at Free Tibet Campaign read out the schedule of events during the Hu Jintao's visit. The talks ended with a speach by Alice, national coordinator of SFT UK who introduced SFT UK and talked on the importance of this visit to youth activism for Tibet in the UK.
The party was a great success and everyone felt that they were ready for Hu Jintao.
SFT UK Media Training Day
Linda met with representatives of SFT, Tibet Society, the Tibetan Community and Free Tibet Campaign for a day long workshop on working with the media. The day was an excellent chance for the groups to meet and work together in the run up to Hu Jintao's state visit to the UK. Linda coached the participants in how to highlight Tibet effectivly during the visit of Hu Jintao.
Han was in the UK!
SFT international's opperations director Han Shan was in the UK for 3 days working with SFT UK.
Han spent 3 days helping the UK campaigns team prepare for the State visit of Hu Jintao 8th-10th November and Bombardier day of action 3rd November.
Han also attended a reception at Westminster for the visiting Tibetan MPs with members of the SFT UK board.
22 October 2005
Lets make them hear our voice!
Exile brothers UK in conjunction with Students for a Free Tibet UK present an evening of music, information and discussion on the state visit by Hu Jintao 8th till 10th November 2005.
DJ Abo will perform:
Tibetan, Bollywood, R'n'B & Hiphop
Come along to share your views and enjoy the night.
Sat 29th October at Nelson's bar.
Nelson, 48 Stanhope st, Regents Park, London NW1 3EX
from 6pm till 11pm
suggested donation £3
12 October 2005
SFT UK in the USA!
For the past week Alice, Fiona and Ben from the SFT UK board have been in New York hanging out with the guys from the SFT International office and board, to learn from their experience and strengthen our ties. So far we've updated them on our progress in the UK, had some discussions on campaigns, fundraising and technology and ploughed through the huge back-log of emails and work we have to do.
But there's been time for some fun too. On Saturday we went to the New York and New Jersey TYC 36th anniversary celebration where, after sitting through some long speeches in Tibetan, we saw a great Yak dance by two mysterious performers, some young karaoke singers and, a new one for us, a Tibetan rap artist (China is lying, my people are dying, children are crying...). There's also been dinner at Tsampa, the Tibetan restaurant of choice in NY, general “getting to know you” drinks and a chance for a bit of sight-seeing.
All in all, it's been great fun, very productive and we'll be sad to leave on Saturday, so we're going to make the most of it until then. If you want to see some pictures of what we've been up to go the SFT International blog at tibetwillbefree.blogspot.com
Finally, a big thank you to all the guys here in New York who've made our trip so great. Cheers.
posted by Ben!!
Hu Jintao will be staying with the queen between the 8th and 10th November
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