Torch Relay across North America to Highlight Crisis in
Tibet Flame of Truth Relay

September 2 to December 10, 2012

WHO: Tibetan-Americans and Tibet supporters

WHAT: Solidarity March for Tibet

WHEN: September 2, 2012 (1pm – 4pm)

WHY: The worldwide Flame of Truth Relay was launched by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, based in Dharamsala, India, on July 6, 2012, the birthday of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and carries the message of the people in Tibet to the world – including the tragedy of 49 Tibetan self-immolations since February 2009 – to urge an appropriate response from the United Nations to the current crisis situation.

12:00 Noon: Assemble at Dupont Circle

1:00 pm: Procession to start towards Freedom Plaza, via Connecticut Ave, turning south on 17th, through closed off portion of Pennsylvania, to Freedom Plaza.

2:15 pm: Arrive Freedom Plaza – Speakers include,

  • T Kumar, Amnesty International
  • Harry Wu, Laogai Foundation
  • Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur World Congress
  • Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Tashi Namgyal, Member of Tibetan Parliament
  • Representatives of Tibetan Associations and NGOs

4:30 pm: End of program

Contact: Mr. Karma Zurkhang, President, Capital Area Tibetan Association :: (703) 554-4956

North American Schedule of the Flame of Truth Relay

Date For Arrival
(Canada Leg)
Location Date For Arrival
(USA Leg)
Sunday, September 2 Ottawa Sunday, September 2 Washington, DC
Saturday, September 8 Toronto Sunday, September 8 New York
Saturday, September 15 Montreal Sunday, September 15 Boston
Saturday, September 22 Calgary Sunday, September 22 Philadephia
Saturday, September 29 Vancouver, BC Sunday, September 29 Connecticut
Saturday, October 6 Seattle Sunday, October 6 Vermont
Saturday, October 13 Portland Sunday, October 13 Ithaca
Saturday, October 20 Salt Lake City Sunday, October 20 Madison
Saturday, October 27 Colorado Sunday, October 27 Chicago
Saturday, November 3 Los Angeles Sunday, November 3 Minnesota
Saturday, November 10 San Francisco