Nine Walkers trekked 230 miles from New York City to Washington DC calling for Tibetan Independence and freedom of expression, strategically arriving July 4th. Two of the organizers had been inspired to continue walking on Walk for Tibet Florida following the tragic death of Jigme Norbu.
Walk organizers Sangha, Lobga Palden and Ngawang Tashi with fellow Walkers Lobsang, Ngawang Lodo, Dorjee, Gayaltsen, Dorjee Damdul and daughter Lobsang Dicky (age 12) shared information along with their personal stories of escape and the current Tibetan situation to interested people along the way. At the White House, they made 6 specific requests to policy makers regarding Tibetan freedoms.
Jigme’s brother Kunga, sons Tenzin & Jensen, previous Walkers Marcus Moir, Miessa Myrick, Drew Top Goldsmith, (myself) Donna Kim-Brand and fellow lovers of freedom joined the walk and rallied to welcome the Walkers for Tibet. How appropriate we all spoke of independence, freedom of expression & peace at the White House on America’s Independence Day! How grateful we are in America that we can use our voice to speak up for what matters to us and gather in community and creative collaboration!
In that spirit, Walks for Tibet in honor of Jigme and the vision will continue throughout the year in Boston, Key West-Florida, Australia & Italy.
I continue to participate in AmbassadorsforWorldPeace.org which is developing its mission as an organization to support the voice of Tibet and develop future leaders who become, literally, Ambassadors for World Peace in the spirit of the Norbu legacy.