The Freedom First, Olympics Second Coalition invites press to the National Press Club
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Monday, October 1, 2007
Location: Morrow Room, National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor; Washington, DC 20045)
Kai Chen -- Former Chinese National Basketball Player. Author of 'One in a Billion - Journey toward Freedom, the Story of a Pro-Basketball Player in China.' Kai Chen is the initiator of the Olympic Freedom T-shirt Global Movement.
Tang Baiqiao -- Activist. Former student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Founder of 'China Peace & Democracy Federation,' a member organization of the Freedom First, Olympics Second Coalition.
Other important guest speakers may be present.
Contact information: Kai Chen (323) 630-1739. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Home: (323) 734-2544, or 323-734-3071. For more information: Click on "Kai Chen Forum" in www.youpai.org
Tang Baiqiao: Email: email@example.com
This press conference will discuss the Olympic Freedom Run that is happening on Sunday, September 30 (see that invitation, below). An actual Chinese athlete with a strong conscience is appealing to one and all, including Olympic athletes and tourists. If they must go to the Olympics (in the absence of a boycott advocated by the Freedom First, Olympics Second Coalition), they are asked to please wear the Olympic Freedom T-shirts with their strong "message" for the Chinese government.
Note. This run is happening in multiple U.S. cities in sequence. Last weekend, it was the New York Olympic Freedom Run, and coverage (a television story) about that occasion is seen here, at this URL of New Tang Dynasty (NTD) TV-- http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/en/2007/09/25/a_51201.html
- Olympic Freedom Run, Washington DC -
- Day: Sunday, September 30, 2007
- Time: 10:00 am Ending (estimate) 12:00 noon
- Starting point: Communism's Victims' Memorial
- Ending point: Washington Monument
- Route: through famous Freedom memorials and monuments
- Distance: 5 miles (on the side walk, observing traffic lights.)
- Attention: Walking or running is OK. Please bring water and avoid heat stroke if it's hot, and arrange your own pick up on the way back.
- Registration: Those who participate in the Olympic Freedom Run will get a free T-shirt.
- Donation and fund-raising: Donation is voluntary and any sum is welcome. The entire proceeds from Kai Chen’s book sale (One in a Billion – Journey toward Freedom, the Story of a Pro-Basketball Player in China) will be donated to the Olympic Freedom T-Shirt Global Movement.
- Fund Usage: All funds will be used to plan for the future production of the T-shirts and future Olympic Freedom Run in the US and around the world, until the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Donation checks may be made to: OFTGM, PO Box 1341, Rohnert Park, CA 94927-1341
Contact Kai Chen: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. Media interviews are best conducted at the end of the run. [Or at the National Press Club on the following day]
Published September 29, 2007 by the China Support Network (CSN). Begun as the American response group in 1989, CSN represents Americans who are "on the side" of the students in Tiananmen Square -- standing for democratic reform, human rights, and freedom in China. For dissident news; to support a stronger China policy; or get more information, see http://www.chinasupport.net/.