On March 1, New York Practitioners held a lunch reception and offered an information seminar for UN NGOs in midtown Manhattan. The purpose of the seminar was to provide them with the information about the Jiang regime's persecution of Falun Gong on the occasion of the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on Human Rights that will convene from March 18 to April 26 in the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Practitioner Levi Browde Practitioner Scott Chinn Danny Schechter
6 Practitioners sharing the current situation of the Jiang regime's persecution of Falun Gong with NGO representatives

Practitioner Levi Browde, who went to appeal for Falun Gong on Tiananmen Square in February, presided over the seminar. Award-winning (including the National News Emmy Award) veteran international investigative journalist Danny Schechter briefed the attendees about the situation of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners and the book he wrote, "Falun Gong's Challenge to China." A documentary film by the same name directed by Mr. Schechter was shown afterward. Mr. Schechter then answered questions from the audience.

Another practitioner who also went to Tiananmen to appeal, Scott Chinn, talked about the brutal beatings he and his wife had suffered on Tiananmen Square.

NGO representatives talked to practitioners informally during the reception and gathered ample information on the current situation of the persecution in China.