Tibetan Independence Day
This February 13th marks 103 years since the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet proclaimed the restoration of Tibet's independence. Every country marks significant historical dates in its founding as a nation. Regardless of its current political status, Tibet is no exception. Students for a Free Tibet has set aside February 13th as an important day to commemorate Tibet's independent past.
For this year's Tibetan Independence Day SFT Canada, in collaboration with BPL and Scrim4Rent Gallery, celebrate with an art exhibition featuring image-based works by young local Tibetan artists. Through photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and video Artists In Exile: #ReclaimTibet explores the themes of identity, culture, language preservation, nationalism and youth.
Curated by Sonam Chokey, National Director, SFT Canada, this exhibit is a component of a larger SFT campaign #ReclaimTibet and is the second art event in the Bureau’s series Artists In Exile. This show is made possible with the generous support of Scrim4Rent. Featured works will be on sale to support SFT Canada's campaigns and solidarity work for Tibetan Freedom.
Through this exhibit we will join the efforts of Tibetans inside and outside Tibet to secure Tibet's proud past and shape it’s future.
BIO PHOTOS: ALLY KAMINO
"Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. Our role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice."