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ROTARY CLUB OFWednesdays, 12:00 pm
|Membership||Tom Kent, Jr.|
|Fellowship Director||Coleman Pusateri|
|Public Image||Elishia Thompson|
|Fellowship Director||Tom Prior|
Hello, We ae settling in at our new location at double Tree, the food was very good as well. See below for our speaker Bio
Levi Browde serves as the Executive Director with the New York-based Falun Dafa Information Center – an organization dedicated to ending the human rights abuses against people who practice Falun Gong in China. A career software entrepreneur, Levi’s life changed dramatically in 1999 when his best friend came to the office one morning and announced the Chinese Communist Party had taken away his mother in Beijing to be tortured and “brainwashed.” This marked the beginning of his volunteer work to defend human rights in China. Two years later, Levi himself was detained in a Chinese jail outside Beijing for secretly meeting with Western reporters and protesting on Tiananmen Square. Over the past 20 years, Browde has been interviewed and quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, CNN, the Associated Press, TIME Magazine, BBC, AFP, and other media outlets. He has spoken about Falun Gong and human rights in China at briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and at the United Nations human rights sessions in Geneva, Switzerland. Browde studied East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University and is an avid supporter of traditional Chinese culture. He founded several software start-ups and lives in New York with his wife and two sons.