I am delighted to be part of a community that is willing to speak out on issues in our world - not just in the greater Charlottesville area. I am not an expert by any means about the events commemorated on Tibetan Uprising Day, but was interested to learn about those events that took place in 1959 in Tibet from members of the Tibetan community in Charlottesville. With the boundaries of what is local and what is global being blurred ever more, I feel more a part of our global community through attending events like this.
Here are two of the photos I took of the festivities. One of the assembling crowd showing some of the colorful flags and traditional dress of Tibet. The second shows Mayor Dave Norris speaking on the importance of standing up for freedom of all people - and even quoting some of Thomas Jefferson's writings relevant to the Uprising Day event.