Washington DC: The Canadian Tibetan Association of Toronto, in collaboration with the Office of Tibet-Washington DC, will hold the 21st North American Tibetan Associations Conference at Gangjong Choeden Ling in Toronto from 2 to 4 September 2023.
Around 40 participants from nineteen different Tibetan Associations in North America will attend the conference, along with Representative Namgyal Choedup and Tibetan Liaison Officer Kunga Tashi from the Office of Tibet-Washington, North American Tibetan Parliamentarian Tenzing Jigme, President of the International Campaign for Tibet Tencho Gyatso, Chair of Canada Tibet Committee Samphel Lhalungpa with Executive Director Sherab Tharchin, and President of The Tibet Fund Bob Ankerson. Representative Namgyal Choedup will chair the conference.
Over the course of this three-day conference, the participants will deliberate on strategising Tibet Advocacy, preserving Tibetan language and culture, creating awareness amongst Tibetans about the significance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s four noble commitments, mounting up the young Tibetan’s engagements in Tibetan freedom struggle, and issues concerning Tibetan Chatrel (Green book) payment.
On the final day, Dr Gyalo, a Tibetan activist and educational sociologist, will address the participants on China’s education policies that endanger the Tibetan language and how Tibetans in diaspora can take on this concerning challenge.