Bay Area Friends of Tibet will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a special private dinner and performance by world-renowned Tibetan musician and flutist Nawang Khechog. Delicious Himalayan and Tibetan food will be served. The benefit will celebrate Tibet and Tibetans and the importance of saving Himalayan culture and the environment.
Bay Area Friends of Tibet 30th Anniversary Dinner
Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton Street across from Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
Saturday, October 26, 2013
6 pm Reception
7 pm Dinner & Celebration
Enjoy a live performance from Grammy-nominated Nawang Khechog, special guest speakers, delicious cuisine, and a cultural celebration.
$45 donation per person
The mission of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet is to study, promote interest in and actively preserve Tibetan culture in all its aspects. They educate the public in matters pertaining to Tibet and the Tibetan people and provide assistance to Tibetans in need.
Saving The Tibetan Plateau
The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is home to 9 of 10 of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and 46,000 glaciers, 95% of which are in retreat. It is the fountainhead for all of the major rivers in Asia and the source of drinking and agricultural water for 2 billion people. With the largest store of ice outside the North and South Poles, it is often called the Third Pole. It is critically important to save the Tibetan Plateau from climate change and other environmental threats such as deforestation and mining in order to save Asia as we know it today.
In a fascinating and popular talk at this year's main TED conference, Allan Savory showed how large herbs of grazing animals can stop desertification, protect grasslands and even reverse desert conditions back to healthy soil. These are exactly the kind of herds that traditional Tibetan nomads have used for centuries! So rather than resettling nomads, governments should be encouraging their ancient way of life and the communal grazing of large herds to protect the environment for all. Please see the TED Talk How To Green The World's Deserts and Reverse Climate Change
We hope to see you at the dinner!