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ADVISORY/Whoopi Goldberg Will MC and Sing At June 27 Dinner Benefit; The Dalai Lama Will be Keynote Speaker.



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ADVISORY...for Tuesday Tuesday: see week.  (June June: see month.  27)

--(BUSINESS WIRE)

ICLT ICLT Initial Coating Layer Thickness  Will Release Preliminary Report to the United Nations

Documenting Detention The act of keeping back, restraining, or withholding, either accidentally or by design, a person or thing.

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  
tr.v. mis·treat·ed, mis·treat·ing, mis·treats
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
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