(1989 BAFoT Board after a blessing by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Mount Tamalpais)
BAY AREA'S 23rd ANNUAL TIBET DAY, CELEBRATION OF TIBETAN CULTURE23rd Annual Tibet Day Cultural Fair Bay Area Friends of Tibet and Northern California Tibetan Community Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10 AM - 4 PM in Fort Mason Conference Center, San Francisco at Marina Blvd at Buchannan St. DONATION: $10 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under. Free with current paid BAFoT membership (October 17, 2008) Experience a unique and enchanting Saturday with members of the Tibetan community and the Bay Area Friends of Tibet (BAFoT). BAFoT is pleased to invite you to our celebration of all things Tibetan in San Francisco. Discover the 3rd largest Tibetan community in the United States. Tibet Day is the Bay Area's annual tradition and celebration of Tibetan art, politics, culture, and MUSIC! Come enjoy the unique people and special culture of Tibet with us. Join BAFoT in our 25th Anniversary celebration of supporting the Tibetan people and being their friends. The 23rd Annual Tibet Day will feature delicious Tibetan cuisine, informative announcements, authors and activists, slide shows, and performances of Tibetan music and dance. Meet original BAFoT founding members Jigme Yugay Raptentsetsang and Dorji Lama. See and purchase from 100’s of beautiful handicrafts, including jewelry, clothing, rugs, and ritual objects. Participate in cultural and political events such as expected Tibetan, Burmese, and Mongolian performances. Meet local Tibetans. Watch important Tibetan movies. Materials will be available to help lobby for Tibetan Independence. Tibetans young and old will present aspects of their beautiful and intriguing culture. Proceeds from Tibet Day will go towards helping BAFoT continue to support Tibetan freedom cause and assist Tibetans as well as go toward the capital campaign project to establish the Tibetan Community Center of Northern California (TCCNC). The mission of TCCNC is to empower Tibetan-Americans of all ages to thrive in the United States, while promoting the continuity and development of Tibetan social, cultural heritage and artistic traditions. The center aims to provide a mixture of social services and educational, recreational, and cultural programming to the Tibetans and Northern California communities.