(Minghui.org) Young Falun Dafa practitioners in Dallas, Texas, recently participated in two popular local events, the University of Texas at Arlington Homecoming Parade and the Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness. They introduced Falun Dafa and exposed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution.

Wellness Festival

Visitors to the Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness learn about Falun Dafa.

A visitor signs a petition to protest the persecution of Falun Dafa.

The Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness was held in the Plano Convention Center in north Dallas on December 2, 2018. Many people expressed interest in Falun Dafa and were appalled to learn about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Dafa practitioners. They signed a petition calling on the United States government to urge the CCP to stop the persecution.

Eric and Carol heard about Falun Dafa for the first time. Eric said that the persecution was a tragedy, because everyone should be free to practice whatever they choose. He said the persecution should stop immediately.

Carol said, “We should post this information on social media so that more people can sign the petition.”

Alston was already aware of the persecution and thought it was a crime. He said more people should hear about it, as that would exert pressure on the CCP.

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade at the University of Texas at Arlington was held on November 10, 2018. The organizers invited Students for Falun Dafa to participate.

Young practitioners participate in the homecoming parade at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Practitioners in the homecoming parade have a group photo taken after the parade.

Students for Falun Dafa is a student organization that was established by graduate students at the University of Texas at Arlington who are Falun Dafa practitioners. Their mission is to introduce Falun Dafa to teachers and students. They held film screenings and signature drives on campus this past year.

A young practitioner prepared an enormous lotus flower to decorate the top of the float. There were lotus flowers and leaves on the front and back. All the decorations were lit up with LED lights.

The Falun Dafa float in the parade was popular with the spectators. Several practitioners held banners and walked behind it to warm applause as another practitioner handed out Falun Dafa brochures.