Tibet Action Update – 9/24/2003
Dear all,

We are honored to invite you to meet a true Tibetan heroine, Ngawang Sangdrol, who will speak of life in Drapchi prison.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 27th, 4:00pm WHERE: Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, NYC

Sponsored by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of NY/NJ, East Coast Tibetan Women's Association, the Tibetan Community of NY/NJ and Students for a Free Tibet.

Ngawang Sangdrol is one of the "Drapchi 14" nuns, a group of young Buddhist nuns who were arrested for taking part in peaceful independence demonstrations and received harsh extended sentences for secretly recording freedom songs while in prison. Ngawang Sangdrol was first arrested when she was 13 years old. Throughout her long years in Drapchi prison, she was considered a leader among the nuns, and she continued to speak out against China's occupation of Tibet and against the brutality of her captors despite the harsh punishment she had to endure.

Because of intense international pressure, Ngawang Sangdrol was released 9 years before her sentence expired and released to the US for medical treatment. Ngawang Sangdrol's strength and incredible resilience have been an inspiration to everyone who has met her or heard her speak. This will be her first speaking engagement in New York.

We hope you will join us.

For more information, contact SFT at 212-358-0071

*free tibet! _________________________________________________________