Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1995 photo of Adam Yauch with
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The recent death of Adam Yauch brings to mind his work towards human rights in Tibet.  Yauch, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, served "...on the ICT Board of Directors (1996-2006), the ICT Board of Advisors, and (was) a prominent and generous supporter of Tibet through many other manifestations, including the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, The Milarepa Fund and individual efforts. His passion for Tibet came from his devotion to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Buddhadharma, and from accepting that celebrity could and should be used for a greater good."

The ICT mission statement includes:

  • Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
  • Legislative Activities
  • Fact-Finding Missions
  • Environment and Development Initiative
  • Tibetan Refugees in Exile
  • Chinese Outreach
  • Education and Publications

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