Public talk with Dr Gyal Lo, Tibetan education specialist and eye-witness to the colonial boarding school system in Tibet.

Special guest speaker Rodney Dillon, Palawa Elder and Indigenous Rights Advisor at Amnesty International Australia.

This is a hybrid event with limited seating. Please RSVP here for both in-person attendance and the webinar.

Tuesday, 9 July 2024
5.30 pm: Refreshments
6 pm-7 pm: Talk

An estimated one million Tibetan children — roughly 80% of the child population in Tibet — have been forcibly separated from their families and placed into colonial-style boarding schools, drawing tragic parallels to the Stolen Generations in Australia and First Nations peoples in North America.

UN rights experts have condemned this “large-scale assimilation program” as a violation of international human rights standards, stripping Tibetan children of their rights to culture, religion and education.

Dr. Gyal Lo, a Tibetan human rights advocate and educational sociologist, has been instrumental in exposing this system. Born in Amdo, eastern Tibet, Dr. Lo holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University for Nationalities in China, where he later taught, and a PhD in Educational Sociology from the University of Toronto. He taught at the Yunnan Normal University Institute for Studies in Education from 2017-2020. His extensive research and fieldwork, including visits to over 50 boarding schools and through his own family experience, document the devastating impacts on Tibetan children and their communities.

Dr. Lo now resides in Canada and travels globally to advocate for human rights in Tibet.

Join us for an event co-hosted by Australia Tibet Council and Amnesty International Australia.


Amnesty International, Level 1, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale NSW 2008

level 1/79 Myrtle St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia


July 9, 2024

6:00 pm

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