Dalai Lama 'Shine a Light on Human Rights' Award Event

Amnesty International USA is honored to present His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama with the first-ever Shine a Light on Human Rights award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice and human rights on Wednesday, May 4th at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been nothing less than a champion of equality, human rights and nonviolent resistance for Tibetans and affected communities around the world. He has been awarded dozens of accolades, most notably the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work advocating for nonviolence when dealing with the Chinese government.

The Dalai Lama has carried the hopes of the Tibetan people on his back for the past 50 years as he’s traveled the world to meet with foreign dignitaries and every day citizens alike, to spread his simple message of compassion. We are extremely privileged to be able to honor his work with this award.

Private Breakfast Reception with the Dalai Lama

The morning of May 4th, we will be hosting a Private Breakfast Reception with His Holiness the Dalai Lama with 10 Amnesty activists from around the country – one of them could be you! We’re selecting activists based on their record of achievement and leadership within our movement. Applications for the private breakfast are due on April 10th.

We hope you can join us at this historic event in during our 50th anniversary year. If you can’t make it in person, check back on our website at amnestyusa.org/dalailama where we will stream the event live on May 4th.

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8 thoughts on “Dalai Lama 'Shine a Light on Human Rights' Award Event

  1. Sorry, I do support Amnesty International, but I don't support the Dalai Lama, nor any other religious leader for that matter. I'm frankly disappointed that AI is jumping on this "Free Tibet" bandwagon. Tibet was not a free country before China attempted to reclaim it, but a brutal religious autocracy complete with the usual human rights violations (condoned by the Dalai Lama himself).

    Come on Amnesty International! Use some sense!

  2. Sorry, I do support Amnesty International, but I don’t support the Dalai Lama, nor any other religious leader for that matter. I’m frankly disappointed that AI is jumping on this “Free Tibet” bandwagon. Tibet was not a free country before China attempted to reclaim it, but a brutal religious autocracy complete with the usual human rights violations (condoned by the Dalai Lama himself).

    Come on Amnesty International! Use some sense!

  3. Good morning, This event would be such an honor to attend. I cannot however due to the fact I am unemployed and disabled. I promote Amnesty International on a daily basis and contribute in every way possible with the sole exception of financially as I am unable to at this time . I have signed petitions participated in the Write for Rights Campaign , forward e mails wrote to elected or installed officials and done everything in my power to promote
    the cause.
    I work every day from my home on the phone & computer to help people who's civil rights are violated and where assistance is needed. I have the utmost admiration and respect for His Holiness The Dalai Lama and keep his books within reach so whenever I am troubled I can remind myself to keep my mind at comfort.
    I would give anything to attend this event but I have so little to give that it is just not possible. I do not have any assistance except from the kindness of others. I have a healthy mind and I am okay today and I am so grateful for the offerings in my life today. I will continue to do all within my power to promote A.I on a daily basis. Thank you and blessings & peace.
    Joanne Rose Pennington
    San Clemente, Ca

  4. Good morning, This event would be such an honor to attend. I cannot however due to the fact I am unemployed and disabled. I promote Amnesty International on a daily basis and contribute in every way possible with the sole exception of financially as I am unable to at this time . I have signed petitions participated in the Write for Rights Campaign , forward e mails wrote to elected or installed officials and done everything in my power to promote
    the cause.
    I work every day from my home on the phone & computer to help people who’s civil rights are violated and where assistance is needed. I have the utmost admiration and respect for His Holiness The Dalai Lama and keep his books within reach so whenever I am troubled I can remind myself to keep my mind at comfort.
    I would give anything to attend this event but I have so little to give that it is just not possible. I do not have any assistance except from the kindness of others. I have a healthy mind and I am okay today and I am so grateful for the offerings in my life today. I will continue to do all within my power to promote A.I on a daily basis. Thank you and blessings & peace.
    Joanne Rose Pennington
    San Clemente, Ca

  5. Dalai lama has been a front runner whenever there is a talk about Human rights . He is a religious leader but most of the times he fights for the right of entire humanity .

  6. Dalai lama has been a front runner whenever there is a talk about Human rights . He is a religious leader but most of the times he fights for the right of entire humanity .