March 10th, 2010 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, City Hall

Events around City Hall's Tibet Awareness Day


After a week of controversy over City Commissioner Randy Leonard's push to make today Tibet Awareness Day in Portland, here are the events on the calendar for local Tibetan activists.

• 10 a.m. — Raising of the Tibetan flag in front of City Hall, with speeches and prayers for those who died in the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

• Noon — March through downtown.

• 1:30–2 p.m. — Rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square, including petitions and information on happenings in Tibet.

• 5 p.m. — Candlelight vigil at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

For those who want to learn more, the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association is holding a Tibetan Film Festival this Saturday at the Bagdad Theater. The festival runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and tickets are $5 per movie or $10 for the whole event.

(Photo above of Tibetan protesters next to Chinese delegates outside City Hall on March 8, is courtesy of the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association.)
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