Time: November 16, 2011 from 5:15pm to 8:30pm
Location: Rubin Museum of Art
Street: 150 W 17th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://rmanyc.org
Event Discipline: literary, other, visual
Organized By: Rubin Museum of Art
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2011
Save the Himalayas
The launch of Rima Fujita’s children’s book
a scavenger hunt for children, and a discussion on the environment for adults
5:15 – 6:15 Bring your children for a scavenger hunt in the galleries - free admission to the galleries for those who purchase a book
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. Discussion, followed by Q&A and book signing. Refreshments served.
Bring your children to take part in a scavenger hunt (clue: you will need to purchase a copy of the book to take part) at 5:15 p.m. and hear author Rima Fujita read the dramatic story of a magical journey through the Himalayas on the back of a crane. While on a mission to find a lost snow leopard’s home, a brother and sister learn responsibility for the precious environment around them. Written in Tibetan, English, and Japanese this tale is decorated with vibrant, lush artwork that celebrates the Tibetan landscape. The book includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere.
At 7:15 p.m. the author joins environmental scientists and other champions of the region such as the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lobsang Nyandak, activist Tendor Dorjee, and Jivamukti Yoga Center Founder Sharon Gannon in a short discussion on the economic and environmental issues confronting the Himalayan region. Refreshments will be served. A book signing follows.
Rima Fujita is also author of Wonder Talk, officially selected as recommended reading by the United Nations, and the award winning TB Aware. Rima has received special recognition from several Nobel Peace Laureates including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams.