We are so excited to announce that we are bringing SFT’s RENAISSANCE SERIES to Canada for the first time on Nov. 13th! The RENAISSANCE SERIES will feature performances by local Tibetan youth and is presented by SFT to promote the writings, poetry, music and other works of art and literature banned in Chinese-occupied Tibet.
WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 2pm
WHERE: Masaryk Cowan Community Recreation Centre [220 Cowan Ave, Toronto]
Since protests swept across Tibet in March 2008, the Chinese government has arrested and imprisoned numerous Tibetan writers and artists for criticizing its policies in Tibet. Despite this escalated repression, we are witnessing a cultural renaissance in Tibet, with an endless stream of poems, essays, songs and paintings devoted to Tibetan identity, culture and the enduring spirit of Tibetan resistance.
We encourage people everywhere to read the books, watch the films, and listen to the songs that the Chinese government is trying to censor. By amplifying everything banned in Tibet, we will shine a spotlight on Chinese-government repression, mobilize global support for Tibetans jailed by China, and thus ensure that their voices are not silenced.