全体7名理事参加。会议做出决议并确认， 全美中国学生学者自治联合会将于2017年6月3日（星期六） 在美国首都华盛顿中共驻美大使馆前连续第28年主办"六四"纪念会， 以悼念在1989年民主运动中牺牲的人们。同时， 全美学自联还将在纪念会上颁布2017年度全美学自联" 自由精神奖"(Spirit of Freedom Award)，宣布获奖人并致颁奖辞。 学自联特此公告并向社会各界征集候选人的提名。
六四"纪念会，以表达我们的哀思，并希望中国早日实现人权和民主。(时间为2017年6月3日晚间19点半 至21点半，中共驻美大使馆地址为: 3505 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008-3025。大使馆边上Van Ness St NW 路边有周末免费停车处，其北付费停车场。) 全美学自联欢迎有志之士参加， 及支持中国民主自由的组织协办这次活动。
其目的是颂扬和表彰中国公民不畏专制恐怖、蔑视极权强暴的道德勇气， 和以鲜血和生命呼唤自由的精神。"自由精神奖" 一向开放接受社会各界提名。被提名者和获奖人应身居中国。
处于生命的末期，却袒露心声、公开退出中共的宋中秋先生以来， 全美学自联每年都在其"六四"纪念会上宣布"自由精神奖" 的获奖者。其中包括:
提名介绍请Email至：ifcss64@AOL. com或luwenhe99@gmail.com；或寄往： IFCSS, P.O. Box 15449, Washington, DC 20003。
电话：(302) 312-6840 陆文禾博士
地址：IFCSS c/o Ciping HUANG, P.O. Box 15449, Washington, DC 20003, USA
The IFCSS Will Host the Commemoration of the June 4 Massacre in Front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC on June 3, 2017 and Calls for the 2017 Nomination of the "Spirit of Freedom Award"
On March 12, 2017, the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars (IFCSS) council held a meeting with participation by all its 7 council members. At the meeting it was resolved and confirmed to hold the annual commemoration of the June 4 Massacre in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC, USA (address: 3505 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008-3025, USA) on Saturday, June 3, 2017. This gathering will be the 28th consecutive yearly commemoration lead by the IFCSS in memory of the heroes and victims of the June 4 Massacre in the 1989 pro-democracy movement. During the same event, the IFCSS shall reveal its 2017 annual "Spirit of Freedom Award" winner and give its award dedication. Hereby, the IFCSS is calling for nominations for this year's candidates from the whole society.
The IFCSS invites everyone in the community to participate in our commemoration that will be held in the park in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC on the evening of June 3, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We will express our grievance for the victims of the June 4 Massacre in 1989 and strive for the early realization of human rights and democracy in China. (The address of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC is: 3505 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA. There is meter parking on the roadside of Van Ness by the embassy that is free during the weekend. There is also a parking garage across Van Ness on the north side of the road.) The IFCSS welcomes the public to participate and organizations that support democracy and freedom in China to co-sponsor our event.
The "Spirit of Freedom Award" was established by an IFCSS Council resolution in 2001. It aims to recognize and celebrate Chinese citizens who are not afraid of authoritarian terror and contemptuous of totalitarian violence, who have the spirit to call for freedom with conscience, sacrificing even their lives. The "Spirit of Freedom Award" has always been open to accept nominations from the whole community. The nominees and winners should be residing in China.
Since the "Spirit of Freedom Award" was awarded for the first time in 2001 to Mr. Song Zhongqiu, who was at the end of his life with terminal cancer yet raised his voice and publicly announced quitting the Communist Party, the IFCSS has been announcing the awardees during its June 4 commemoration every year. Other awardees include:
In 2006 to the 3 Gentlemen who challenged Mao Zedong without precedent, which was praised as "a magnificent feat of the 1989 pro-democracy movement";
In 2010 to Dr. Wang Bingzhang who as a pioneer had promoted the democracy movement from overseas for many years;
In 2011 to the famous artist Ai Weiwei who speaks for "the vulnerable groups with fear";
In 2012 to Mr. Li Wangyang, who was the chairman of the Shaoyang Independent Workers' Union of Hunan Province, and thus received a 13-year prison sentence and long time persecution of the Communist regime until his mysterious death;
And last year in 2016, it was awarded to the outspoken writers and activists Mr. Guo Feixiong and Mr. Zhang Haitao, both of whom are still serving long sentences in the Communist jails in China.
Regarding the nomination and details of the IFCSS "Spirit of Freedom Award", please call Dr. Lu at 1(302) 312-6840. The IFCSS welcomes the community to actively participate in the nomination. Nominations may be e-mailed to: ifcss64@AOL.com and firstname.lastname@example.org; or snail mailed to: Ciping Huang c/o IFCSS, PO Box 15449, Washington, DC 20003, USA. The deadline for nominations is May 12, 2017.
IFCSS -- the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars, USA
Phone: (302) 312-6840 Dr. Wenhe LU
E-mail：ifcss64@AOL.com and email@example.com
Mailing address：IFCSS c/o Ciping HUANG, P.O. Box 15449, Washington, DC 20003, USA