The Dalai Lama To Receive Human Rights Award At The Carpenter Center

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On Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary of working for global human rights, we are pleased to announce the “Shine A Light On Human Rights” award ceremony. The award presentation and keynote address will take place Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at 9:45am (doors at 9:15am). Amnesty International USA is honored to present the inaugural award to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, for his lifetime of service in promoting the inherent dignity and human rights for all people.

Following the award presentation by Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and the Dalai Lama’s keynote address, five Amnesty activists will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with His Holiness. This event will be streamed live from Amnesty International’s event website for the global community.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is recognized universally as the voice of compassion, human rights and nonviolence. As the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people he has worked tirelessly to spread awareness about the lack of human rights in Tibet and China. His Holiness has received numerous accolades including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2007 the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States government can bestow on a civilian. “His Holiness is a beacon of hope and peace for not just the Tibetan people but for all people fighting for human rights and dignity world-wide. Please join us on May 4th in Long Beach, CA to honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his tireless dedication to social justice and human rights,” says Rini Chakraborty, Regional Director of Amnesty International USA.

Tickets are $45 and are now available through the online calendar (select May 4) at, or by calling 562-985-7000. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets now.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

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One Response to “The Dalai Lama To Receive Human Rights Award At The Carpenter Center”
  1. Ananda Lee says:

    $45, are you serious? The first tenet of knowledge is to not charge for sharing it. I can’t believe that the Dalai Lama charges $. My Buddha never charged for sharing.