Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Seminar tomorrow!

Seminar on Burma
featuring Nay Tin Myint - 88 Generation Activist and NLD Leader

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Vox Pop
1022 Cortelyou Rd.
(Q train to Cortelyou Rd)

Burma (also known as Myanmar), a country in Southeast Asia bordering
Thailand, China, and India, has been under brutal military rule since
On May 2, Cyclone Nargis struck Burma. Since then, an estimated
100,000 people have died. The public health problems caused by the
cyclone have been compounded by the military's refusal to accept aid.
Therefore, the current humanitarian crisis cannot be addressed without
attention to the political crisis that has dominated Burma for several
Come and learn about the current situation in Burma, how it got to be
this way, and what you can do to help.

Main Speaker:

Nay Tin Myint is a well-known activist from the 88 Generation student
group and a leader of Burma's National League for Democracy. He was
arrested in 1989 for making a public speech against the military
regime and was held as a political prisoner for 15 years. He was
released from prison in 2005 and fled the country in 2007. He now
lives in Brooklyn and continues his activism in support of Burmese
democracy and human rights.

Other members of the 88 Generation student activist group will also be
present to answer questions.

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