Losang Rabgey to Speak About Rural Tibetan Women

April 14, 2008 — The eighth annual Asian-American Women's Initiative features Losang Rabgey, co-founder of Machik, who will speak about working to preserve Tibetan culture on Tuesday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of Newcomb Hall.

Every year, the University of Virginia’s Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. hosts the Asian-American Women’s Initiative during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to inspire and educate fellow young Asian-American women at the University to become future leaders in the professional, social and political world.

This year, Losang Rabgey will speak about her experiences and work to preserve Tibetan culture, promote education and empower women in the local, rural communities of Tibet.

Losang Rabgey is the co-founder and executive director of Machik, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to strengthen and revitalize rural communities on the Tibetan Plateau. Born in a Tibetan refugee camp in India and raised in Canada, Rabgey is one of the first Tibetan women in the west to get an advance degree.

Free dinner of sushi and Thai food from Lemongrass will be served afterwards.

Please RSVP to RSVPforAAWI@gmail.com.