PSU Sidore Series Explores the Future of Activism Nov. 10

October 23rd, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Michelle Bos-Lun, chair of the Monadnock Friends of Tibet, will speak about the challenges faced by the Tibetan people, their determination to continue their struggle via peaceful means, and the role of Tibet activists and supporters, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Tibetan people have suffered under the oppression of the Chinese Communist regime for more than 50 years. In their homeland and in exile Tibetans have shared the dream of an autonomous Tibet. Global support for the Tibetan cause was shown this year through a multitude of supportive non-violent actions on six continents, including in New Hampshire.

Ms. Bos-Lun has been a Tibetan activist for eight years. Her master’s degree project from the SIT Graduate Institute, To Life in Exile: Tibetan Women’s Stories (a study of Tibetan refugees who fled their homeland since 1999), was adapted and presented as a theatrical piece in spring 2006.
Bos-Lun plans and leads programs that give American youth the opportunity to experience life in Tibet and in Tibetan exile communities in India, as well as other regions in the Global South. She has taught Chinese and Tibetan studies and globalization to secondary students in New Hampshire and Vermont, and is currently the director of China/Tibet Programs and Admissions for Global Learning Across Borders, a non-profit study-abroad provider.

Bos-Lun will speak in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603)535-ARTS. Her presentation is hosted by the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University.

The next lecture will be Feb. 24, 2009, when Lisa Johnson will speak on food issues.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture series was established at Plymouth State in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. Series information can be found online at www.plymouth.edu/sidore.

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[ED. NOTE: the omission of the period after the middle initial in the Sidore name is not an error. PSU adheres to the wishes of the family in presenting the name in this format.]

For information about this release contact: Betsy Cheney (603) 535-2276.