Public Forum on Tibet Planned

Members of the Alameda Public Affairs Forum are hosting a discussion on Tibet’s struggle for freedom, led by Giovanni Vassalo, president of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet.

It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, with refreshments and a potluck shared at 6:30 p.m., in the conference room of the Alameda Main Library. (The event is free, though donations are requested.)

According to the forum, there is a growing concern about the encroachment of the Chinese government projects in the Bay Area and across the nation. It stands for basic democratic rights, national self-determination and religious freedom in Tibet and other parts of China.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the group will discuss the importance of a free press to a democratic society in an age of Internet journalism, featuring John Diaz, editorial editor of the “San Francisco Chronicle.”

Janet Levaux