Tibetans in NYC: Preserving Culture in Diaspora

They may lose their land but they don’t want to lose their culture. For the 6,000 Tibetans currently living in New York, culture preservation is a top priority given their Disapora situation over the last fifty years. Besides regular community gathering, the community organizes a special school in Chinatown at weekend for Tibetan kids to learn the language and other cultural traditions. This photo essay, taken this April and May, illustrates such efforts by Tibetans to carry on their culture in their current plight.

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