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SFT to hold ninth action camp
SFT[Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:58]
NEW YORK - After two years of successful stints in Europe and India, SFT's Free Tibet! Action Camp is returning to North America on January 4-9, 2007. The camp will bring together student activists and Tibetan community organizers for a week-long skills-share with experienced trainers from a wide range of social justice organizations.

"We call all young Tibetans and supporters to attend this camp to realize their potential as front-line activists and effective leaders in the struggle for Tibetan freedom," said Tenzin Dorjee, Deputy Director of Students for a Free Tibet. “These camps have created a network of young leaders and a new youth movement for Tibet that is providing strategic vision and leadership to the Tibetan freedom struggle.”

Over the years, SFT's action camps have achieved a modest fame for bringing together student activists, young Tibetans, and seasoned human rights campaigners from around the world for a week of hands-on activist trainings, discussions, and the traditional bonfire in the evenings. For a week, camp participants are immersed in leadership training for activists. They attend a campaign briefing each morning over breakfast, deepening their understanding of the issues they’ll be working on. Each day, they attend dynamic workshops on the history and philosophy of applied nonviolence, grassroots organizing, campaign strategy, media outreach, political theater, fund-raising, and nonviolent direct action tactics like banner-hanging and sit-ins. Each evening brings a different event— this year will see a participatory seminar in traditional Tibetan music and dance, an SFT “Town Hall” meeting with an in-depth look at the organization, and a planning session for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"With the Beijing Olympics only a year and a half away, this Action Camp is a timely opportunity to learn the tricks and trade of organizing, and to discuss our plan of action with regards to the Olympics," said Kala Mendoza, SFT's Grassroots Coordinator.

The first Free Tibet! Action Camp was held in Florida in January, 2000. It was co-sponsored by The Ruckus Society and Milarepa Fund. Since then, SFT has trained over 450 students and young Tibetans through these annual action camps. Many action camp alumni have grown into positions of leadership in the Tibet movement, and many others now work within their communities to bring awareness and activism to larger audiences.

To apply or learn more about the Free Tibet! Action Camp, please visit www.studentsforafreetibet.org/actioncamp
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