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Burma Human Rights Day Benefit

Saturday, March 13, 2010
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Anil Verma
Location Details:
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall,
1924 Cedar (at Bonita),
Berkeley, CA 94709-2022, USA

Free Burma; Free Aung San Suu Kyi
Burma Human Rights Day Benefit


The event will feature a Burmese style dinner and a Burma documentary film along with three outstanding Speakers on Burma: Prime minister of Government in Exile (NCGUB), Dr. Sein Win, former political prisoner and NLD Youth Leader Toe Lwin and Chivy Sok, an International Human Rights Advocate.

Each year, the people from Burma around the world commemorate March 13 as the Burma Human Rights Day to make the death of the engineering student Ko Phone Maw as he was murdered by the Burma's military in his school campus. The killing set off the historic 1988 nation-wide pro-democracy uprising in Burma after 26 years of oppression. However, the regime brutally cracked down the peaceful protests and continued hold on to power for decades.

In September, 2007, yet another historic and massive, but peaceful protests for democracy led by the students and monks took place; but, as always, the regime brutally murdered the innocent protesters and monks. The Peoples' endless and painful struggle for freedom, for over four decades, continues to this day.

The world has yet again witnessed the brutality of the regime when the Cyclone Nargis devastated the lower delta region of Burma on May 2nd, 2008. Hundreds of thousands left for dead by starvations denying much needed urgent help despite international appeals and pressure.

To continue to raise the awareness about the brutal dictatorship and the people's suffering in Burma, and to discuss planning actions, this year again, BADA will hold its ninth Annual Burma Human Rights Day event on Saturday March 13, 2010 at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists hall, 1924 Cedar (@Bonita) in Berkeley from 6 pm to 10 pm.

The military regime in Burma is planning a sham election this year to formally erase the results of 1990 election in which People of Burma overwhelming voted for the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Furthermore, the constitution that was illegal crafted by the military and forcibly gotten the approval during the Nagis disaster is designed to formalize the military rule in Burma. Therefore, 2010 is the most important year yet for the people of Burma and their beloved leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all prodemocracy forces in Burma. Our speakers will discuss the current political situation in Burma as well as human rights issues and, most importantly, how you can help. Therefore, please join us for a dinner, film and outstanding speakers on Burma and human rights issues.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 7:33AM
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