Students for a Free Tibet nominated for the 16th Annual J.S. Woodsworth Award

J.S. Woodsworth Award Nomination, signed by Andrea Horwath, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader.

Last week, on the 21st of March, the Annual J.S. Woodsworth Awards Ceremony took place on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at St. Lawrence Lounge. M.P.P. Cheri DiNovo nominated Students for a Free Tibet during this event for our work, and in her words:

“This phenomenal group of young people from all nationalities… have helped make a movement for Tibetan freedom a worldwide cause and have helped organize many demonstrations at Queen’s Park and Ottawa.”

Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrew Horwath speaking at the J.S. Woodsworth Awards Ceremony

Tenzin Lobsang Wangkhang, the former National Director of SFT Canada, attended this event and accepted the nomination on behalf of SFT Canada. She, as the others before her, had put in tremendous hard work and effort in the past two years advocating, campaigning and leading the Student organization in our work for Tibet. Although SFT Canada didn’t win, we are honoured to have been nominated by M.P.P. Cheri DiNovo at this amazing Awards Ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that stand for truth, justice and freedom for all people regardless of their backgrounds, upbringing, culture or race.

Former National Director Tenzin Lobsang, and SFT members Tsering Dolma and Youdon Khangsar accept the award on behalf of SFT Canada

To read a personal account by Tenzin Lobsang Wangkhang, please read her Lhakar Diaries entry.

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