Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award"

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Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award"

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:04 pm

Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award" in September

The National Civil Rights Museum this year decided to confer the award upon the 74 year old Tibetan leader as its board chairman Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks called His Holiness "a living example of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi’s non-violence in the face of political oppression and suffering.”

The award, sponsored by the Hyde Family Foundations, will be given at a function at The Peabody hotel.

The award presentation will be separate from the annual NCRM Freedom Awards in October. The Oct. 27 banquet at the Memphis Cook Convention Center will honor Myrlie Evers Williams, the former chair of the NAACP and widow of civil rights martyr Medgar Evers, and Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

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Re: Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award"

Postby Dazzle » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:35 am

May HH Dalai Lama live for many more years and continue to teach the Dharma.

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