Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 20, Mar 2019 10:49 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
The 7th session of the 16th Tibetan parliament-in-exile commences
Former Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to 18 years, wife to 2 years
CTA requests public to contribute to the Tenshug in May
Dalai Lama receives the 2019 ‘Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award’
35 members of parliament cosign opinion piece seeking access to Tibet
CTA announces a Special General Meeting for October
China blocks bid to list JeM chief on UN terrorist list for 4th time
Tibetan delegation participates in side event at 40th session of UNHRC
Taiwanese legislators launch petition to invite Dalai Lama in 2019
China Again intends to shut Tibet to United Nations Human Rights Experts
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
Toronto Tibetans stand united for the Olympics Year
By Email[Saturday, February 16, 2008 15:24]

Representatives of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Toronto Tibetan Committee against Beijing Olympics 2008
Representatives of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Toronto Tibetan Committee against Beijing Olympics 2008
Toronto: A new coalition of four leading Tibetan organizations, to stand against the 2008 Beijing Games, was announced to over a thousand Tibetans at the Losar celebrations in Toronto. Coalition of Tibetan Youth Congress, Students for a Free Tibet, Tibetan Women’s Association and Chushi Gangdruk will function under the title "Joint Action Committee (JAC), Toronto Tibetan Committee against Beijing Olympics 2008".

Sonam Dorjee, an executive member of JAC and RTYC, spoke at the gathering of the common desire to band together for the next seven months of the Olympics year. “This year is critically important for us Tibetans, and every one of us has the same goal: to shine the Olympic spotlight on the plight of our brothers and sisters in Tibet.”

JAC will spearhead major Olympics related initiatives for the Tibetan Toronto community, which at around 5000 people is among the largest in exile. March 10th is the first of the coalition efforts. With the simultaneous launch of the Tibetan People’s Uprising march back to Tibet from Dharamsala, and launch of the Tibetan Freedom Torch; this year’s March 10th is more important than ever.

In April this year, the Beijing Olympics Torch will arrive in San Francisco – the only North American stop in the global torch relay. Tibetans from around the world will be mobilizing to San Francisco, and JAC encouraged Tibetans in Toronto to take advantage of this historical opportunity to directly voice their protest to the Chinese government.

Tibetans are encouraged to check for affordable flights from Buffalo, NY, to San Francisco, and if there is keen interest, JAC will arrange for buses to Buffalo. Tibetans are also reminded that if they email sftorch2008@studentsforafreetibet.org by March 15th, San Francisco can organize low-cost housing options.

Other tentative JAC plans include a “Toronto Tibetan Olympics” and constant protest activities during the two-week Beijing Olympic Games in August. Toronto Tibetans responded enthusiastically to the new coalition and the plans for the next seven months, and over three thousand dollars were raised through donations for JAC’s initial work. JAC has also created a website (www.jactoronto.org) to reach out to the people and the site will features the details of each action plan.

To sign up join us at San Francisco, send the following information as soon as possible to: sftorch2008@studentsforafreetibet.org and if you’re from Toronto, please send information to jactoronto2008@yahoo.ca as well.

Your Name:
Your Email:
Your Phone number:
Where will you be coming from?
Who will be coming with you
(please list names of family members)?
Do you need accommodation? Yes / No. If so, for which dates?

For more information, please email jactoronto2008@yahoo.ca or visit

Submitted by Tsering Yangzom
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
“Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement” declares more protests worldwide
Indian police arrest Tibetan marchers
India should not stop Tibetan people’s nonviolent march: Rajiv Vora
Core marchers ready to take “Return March to Tibet”
Exiled Tibetans ready to launch "Return March to Tibet’
Ready to depart, the "return march" of the Tibetan exiles
European Support to Tibetan People's Uprising Movement
Tibetan People's Uprising Movement to reinvigorate the Tibetan freedom movement
Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement calling
Exiled Tibetans plan protest March to Tibet ahead of Beijing Olympics
  Readers' Comments »
Unification (Mahakala2005)
JAC Airlines.. (AchaLhamo)
Olympics Exposes the World (garuda)
"Toronto Tibetans stand united..... (pedhma)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Toronto Tibetans stand united for the Olympics Year
Protests over Beijing games 'will grow'
Chinese premier phones Merkel, invites Germans to see Tibet
Hu Jintao: The hard man
A long way from Shangri-la
Hong Kong commentator asks China to be pragmatic on Tibet
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online