ADVISORY/Whoopi Goldberg Will MC and Sing At June 27 Dinner Benefit; The Dalai Lama Will be Keynote Speaker.News/Assignment Editors
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Detention occurs whenever a police officer accosts an individual and restrains his or her freedom to walk away, or approaches and questions an individual, or stops an , Torture torture, the intentional infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering in order to intimidate, coerce, obtain information or a confession, or punish. and Mistreatment mis·treat
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To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse.
mis·treat of Tibetan Children
WHAT: Whoopi Goldberg will MC and sing at a dinner to benefit The International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet on Tuesday, June 27 at the Omni Hotel from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Keynote speakers will be Nobel Laureates the Dalai Lama and Jody Williams. The theme is "Justice Through Law and Compassion: A Tribute to Peace and Human Rights Advocacy." Special performances will be given by Richie Havens who will perform "Freedom," and the Crenshaw High School Elite Choir. Hon. Alan Cranston, Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen and Harry Wu will attend. Dennis Cusak, ICLT president, will release a preliminary report documenting detention, torture and mistreatment of Tibetan children, which will later be presented to the United Nations. Ticket prices are: $500/preferred seats, $250/individual seats; and $125/limited number of public interest tickets. RSVPs required. Proceeds from the event will support the ICLT's efforts to end human rights violations in Tibet. WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2000, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Omni Los Angeles Hotel 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, Calif. WHO: The International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet was created in 1989 and is a non-profit membership group of lawyers and concerned individuals, with U.S. headquarters based in Berkeley, Calif. ICLT focuses on human rights and environmental protection and strives to reach a peaceful resolution in Tibet. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader and head of the Tibetan Government in Exile. Since barely escaping a Chinese assassination attempt in 1959, he has tirelessly sought "to resolve the issue of Tibet in a spirit of reconciliation, compromise and understanding." He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Jody Williams is founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In 1997, she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her work that resulted in an international treaty for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines. Whoopi Goldberg won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Ghost" and hosted the 1994 and 1996 Oscars; has two Grammys; and now hosts the "New Hollywood Squares." She is well-known for her tireless humanitarian efforts on behalf of human rights, children, the homeless, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS. Richie Havens is a voice that has inspired audiences for over three decades, from his electrifying performance at Woodstock to performing at President Clinton's 1993 Inauguration. His brand of music is a rallying cry for the people, lending a voice to those who can not, or dare not, speak for themselves. NOTE: ARRIVE EARLY. SECURITY CLEARANCE MANDATORY. Media must bring press credentials OR appropriate ID including driver's license and a passport or a social security card. Doors open at 4 p.m.; the event will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., and the Dalai Lama will be the first speaker. RSVPs appreciated. PRESS Kathy Pinckert, Communication Art Forms CONTACT: Tel: 310/836-8355