On June 19th, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - the beloved democracy leader in Burma - will turn 60 years old. She will spend yet another birthday under house arrest. In 1989 when Suu Kyi emerged as a leader and as the internationally known face of the struggle for democracy in Burma, no one could imagine that she would spend much of the next 16 years in prison and under house arrest.
Please join me on June 19th as I place myself under house arrest in solidarity with Daw Suu. This will be an occasion not just to learn more about the struggle in Burma but also to enjoy a small taste of Burmese culture.
in solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma
||Sunday, June 19th, 5:00p-8:00p
||2411 Harrison St #18 (corner of 20th St), San Francisco
The program will include:
- Author Kenneth Wong reading from his book "A Prayer for Burma"
- [anonymous], musician, ethnomusicologist, and frequent visitor to Burma
- Jeff Greenwald, author, founder/director of Ethical Traveler
- Video screenings
- Burmese music
- Burmese food
The event will also be a fundraiser for the Washington DC based US Campaign for Burma, an action oriented organization working for change in Burma. Suggested donation is $20-$40 per person (tax deductible).
Space is limited. Please RSVP.
Hope to see you there!
GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION June 17th and 19th, 2005
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - "Hero File" (bio/chronology)
Ethical Traveler - Candles for Burma
"We call on individuals and governments, to support publicly Aung San Suu Kyi on her birthday, June 19th. I support activities that call for her immediate and unconditional release; I applaud all human rights campaigners who are working on her behalf, and that of her countrymen and women. As long as she remains under arrest, none of us is truly free."
-- South Africas Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize recipient
"Please use your liberty to promote ours."
-- Aung San Suu Kyi