Thursday, January 13, 2011

Documentary ("Tzu Chi: Compassion & Relief") + Pearl Milk Tea (Tonight 7 PM)

On Thursday, we're screening a Discovery Channel documentary on Tzu Chi 慈濟基金會 ("Compassion & Relief"), the largest NGO in the Chinese-speaking world. Founded in Taiwan in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen, the organization has grown from humble beginnings to become a major civil society actor in Asia and beyond. The film traces the growth of Tzu Chi and its unique approach to humanitarian aid, along with the formation of its global network of volunteers, who now operate in over 70 countries in the areas of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Disaster Relief. The organization recently completed the thirteenth school in its long-term reconstruction campaign in Sichuan, and provided emergency relief following major floods in Pakistan and the Haiti Earthquake last year.

7-8 PM Thursday, Jan 13
Asian American Activities Center (A3C) in Old Union
Please RSVP for Pearl Milk Tea
Vietnamese sandwiches will be provided

Tzu Chi volunteers in Myanmar

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