Here Are Some things to do for Tibet:
Chinese prison officials in Lhasa report that they receive many letters of concern for Tibetan prisoners. Your letters get through. This can make a tremendous impact in improving conditions, preventing or lessening torture, and leading to an early release of some prisoners. Gendun Rinchen, a tour guide who was released after eight months without being tortured, is living proof. Chinese officials received thousands of letters in his support.
Watch for urgent prisoner appeals in Tibetan support group newsletters, SFOT's email campaigns, the International Campaign for Tibet's email campaigns Students for a Free Tibet' campaigns. Listen to radio and internet broadcasts such as the Tibetan Radio Hour on KVMR.org, the Tibet World Service on Open Mind Radio, NPR stations or contact Amnesty International.
3. Support a nun in exile
Tibetan nuns are at the forefront of the demonstrations for Tibetan independence in Lhasa despite the fact that they face brutal torture in prison. Once released, they are often forbidden to return to their nunneries, and many end up fleeing to India for refuge. In India, the nunneries are overcrowded and desperately need funds for books, clothes, and general support. The Tibetan Nuns Project is actively working to bring in much-needed contributions. Visit www.tibetech.org to see the websites of the nunneries in exile we sponsor.
4. Support a monk in exile
Their is a revival of the surviving Tibetan Buddhist. www.gadensharstetour.org and www.gadenngari.org
5. Travel wisely
China tries to use tourism in Tibet to legitimize rule there, showcasing selected sites to imply that Tibetans are content. Most tourist dollars, particularly on group tours, go to Chinese pockets and do little to help poor Tibetan communities. If you travel in a group, be sure the company uses Tibetan guides and patronizes Tibetan businesses. Educate yourself about Tibet before you go by reading Victor Chan's "Tibet Handbook: A Pilgrimage". To learn more about how you can make your trip help Tibetans, and for a map and guide of Lhasa that explains what Chinese tour guides will try to hide, contact the International Campaign for Tibet.
6. Join A Local and Internationl Tibetan Support Groups
The International Campaign for Tibet works globally on behalf of the Tibetan people. Visit www.savetibet.org Sierra Friends of Tibet and Placerville Friends of Tibet are small groups in the Sierra Nevada foothills. They are grass roots organizations which hosts cultural and educational events.
7. Donate as a gift in someone's name instead of buying gifts
8. Provide Computers and Training to Tibetan Refugees. Send a nun to computer school or sponsor a nunnery's website. Tibetech.org is a non profit organization founded by members of Sierra Friends of Tibet, which seeks to preserve the fragile Tibetan culture by and advance technology in the Tibetan Refugee Community.
9. Boycott Chinese goods.
Boycotting Chinese goods is a simple and direct way for anyone to make their support of Tibet count. A growing boycott campaign is being led by Students for a Free Tibet, the U.S. Tibet Committee, Milarepa Fund, and other Tibet support groups.
Tibetan Flag Rising Ceremony, Berkeley City Hall, Berkeley,
Crowd gather at Justin Herman Plaza (JHP) in San Francisco
Crowd marches from JHP to San Francisco City Hall
City Hall Program
Crowd marches to the Chinese Consulate