On May 23, 2020, Falun Dafa young practitioners from around the world gathered for an online cultivation experience sharing conference hosted by Students for Falun Gong and the Falun Dafa Club at Fei Tian College Middletown. A total of eighteen practitioners from the USA, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Latvia, Argentina, and Vietnam shared their personal cultivation stories about how they improved in their cultivation of Falun Dafa and in clarifying the truth about Falun Gong.
The purpose of this conference was to connect young practitioners around the world during the Chinese Communist Party virus (coronavirus) pandemic and encourage one another to be more diligent in cultivation as well as in clarifying the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong to more people. The conference was held in four languages simultaneously as more than 500 practitioners from over 20 different countries around the world listened to the experience sharing articles in Chinese, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
On January 29th, members of the Falun Dafa Club at New York University participated in the spring semester Club Festival at the Kimmel Center in downtown Manhattan. The Club Festival welcomed students back for the semester and helped introduce NYU to all the clubs available on campus.
Members of the University of Delaware Falun Dafa Club hosted a screening of the documentary “In the Name of Confucius” on the night of November 13th, 2019 in Trabant Theater. The screening was attended by many University of Delaware students as well as the university’s Vice Provost of Diversity Michael Vaughan, Newark Councilman Chris Hamilton, and Delaware House Representative Paul Baumbach.
On November 7, 2019, the Falun Gong Club at University of Texas Arlington hosted a screening of the documentary film “Letter from Masanjia” in the Lone Star Auditorium. “Letter from Masanjia” is an award-winning 2018 film profiling Sun Yi, a Chinese political prisoner who exposed ongoing human rights abuses at Masanjia Labor Camp when his a letter he wrote was found by Oregon resident Julie Keith in a box of Halloween decorations.
On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, members of NYU Falun Dafa Club welcomed students to their first meeting of the year! Many students interested in learning more about the peaceful practice joined in on a meditation workshop hosted by the club.
The Falun Dafa Club at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) tables at Welcome Week at the beginning of every fall quarter! Club members pass out flyers and tell incoming and returning UCSD students about Falun Dafa. The club also participates in other student activity fairs throughout the year.
The Falun Dafa Club at The University of Sydney (USYD) holds weekly meditation meet-ups on campus for Sydney uni students. At these meetings, students can perform Falun Dafa’s four gentle standing exercises and one sitting meditation exercise and learn more about the ancient self-cultivation practice.
Members of the Falun Dafa Club at the University of Pennsylvania held an exhibition in front of the Van Pelt Library on April 29-30, 2019. The activity introduced the ancient spiritual practice to students and faculty and informed them of the persecution and the crimes of organ harvesting from living Falun Dafa practitioners. Several students and faculty stopped and asked questions. Continue reading “University of Pennsylvania: Falun Dafa Club Held Informational Exhibition”
On March 14th, the Falun Dafa Club at the University of Delaware hosted a screening of award-winning film, Letter from Masanjia, chronicling China’s infamous “Reeducation through Labor” system and the story of one man, a Falun Gong practitioner, who was jailed and tortured for his faith.
Two years ago, Jianghao Wang landed in Omaha, Nebraska, and stepped foot on American land for the first time. But, it wasn’t until he was walking through downtown Lincoln that he knew this was where he belonged.
Homecoming Parade, as a part of an annual tradition at University of Texas at Arlington to bring the campus and the community together, celebrate sports spirit, and welcome back around 100,000 alumni living in North Texas, happened this year on November 10.
Floats, marching bands, and traditional decorated golf carts rallied the street, during which Falun Gong Club at University of Texas at Arlington proudly showcased their glowing float adorned with lotus flowers. Check out some of the highlights below:
An award-winning documentary produced by American public broadcaster PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) was screened at Temple University in Philadelphia, uncovering one of the horrifying crimes of our time: forced live organ harvesting.
We as Students for Falun Gong (SFFG) represent a body of bright, motivated, and civically-minded young people from across 4 continents. Though we come from different walks of life—a variety of academic disciplines and levels of education—we share in common a faith in the goodness of human potential and the democratic value of freedom of belief.
Eva Fu is a Falun Dafa practitioner at the University of Washington. Her father, Fu Xin’ge (付新革), was arrested on September 19, 2018, according to reports from Minghui.org, a website dedicated to reporting on the Falun Gong community worldwide. A major part of Minghui’s work is to track the disappearances and deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in China during this time of persecution.
On August 29th, Falun Dafa practitioners at the University of Texas at Arlington attended the Maverick Cook-Out and Activity Fair Day where they introduced Falun Dafa to students and showed a video demonstration of the exercises. Many students stopped by to learn more and signed up to receive more information.
At Arizona State University, the Falun Dafa Club welcomed new students as a part of a larger event on campus on August 14 and 15th. Many students stopped at the Falun Dafa booth and signed up to be notified about upcoming club activities.
In Nebraska, Falun Gong practitioners protested the Our Body: The Universe Within exhibit, which showcases the inner workings of human anatomy with real preserved bodies. Investigators have raised concerns that the bodies are being heavily sourced from China, which means they likely come from unethical sources, including murdered Falun Gong practitioners.