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“PAVE-MN presents Tibetan-Minnesotan Shenphen Sangpo in its Local API Voices & Communities speaker series”
Did you know that Minnesota has the second largest Tibetan community in the nation? Pan-Asian Voices for Equity invites community members to join us Tuesday, February 12th for an event that highlights our local Tibetan community.
Our guest speaker, Shenphen Sangpo, will share his personal story with us. He will give a presentation on the context of the Tibetan community in Minnesota, what is currently happening in Tibet and the US, and will highlight how others in the API community can support and get involved.
ABOUT PAVE-MN’s LOCAL API VOICES & COMMUNITIES SPEAKER SERIES: In the new year, PAVE-MN’s steering committee will provide a venue to highlight local API voices & communities, emphasizing ways in which community members can take action and get involved in social change and equity work. We hope that these events will bring members of different communities together to build connections and solidarity.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Shenphen Sango: Shenphen emigrated from Tibet four years ago at the age of 18. He has been very active in Tibet’s freedom movement in the US and he’s been interviewed on various of television shows, radio programs and newspapers for his activism. This year, Shenphen is also one of the co-organizers of a dialogue between the Tibetan Prime Minister and Chinese students from mainland China at the Law School of University of Minnesota. Shenphen has also co-organized two rounds of dialogue between Chinese students and His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Minnesota, with another round in planning process for this May. He is currently a student at Normandale Community College where he serves as a student senator. Shenphen is part of the Tibetan Regional Youth Congress, the largest NGO of Tibet around the world with 87 chapters. He will be speaking as himself and not on behalf of any organizations but has a wealth of experience to share with the PAVE-MN community.
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm, dinner to follow
Location: Hamline University (1536 Hewitt Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104), Drew Hall building – Conference Room
Parking: Parking Lot B (Free) – at the intersection of Hewitt Ave & Simpson St.
6:30 – 7:00 Presentation/ Shenphen will share his story
7:00 – 7:30 Q & A/ Discussion
7:30 – 8:30 Optional group dinner @ Sole Cafe. We’d love for folks to join us for dinner after the event!
If you have ever wanted to learn about the Tibetan community or want to support the Tibetan movement, this is an event you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you!