Friday, August 8, there’s going to be an event to commemorate the 1988 uprising of the Burmese democracy movement, as well as a call on Burma to move to a more democratic form of government. The event will also welcome two students (who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with) who will have walked almost 3000 miles from Portland, Oregon to New York, bringing signed petitions to the United Nations.
NEW YORK EVENT!!
Invitation to Participate in Event to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 8-8-88 Uprising
We, the 88 Generation Students in Exile (88 GSE), National League for Democracy, Liberated Areas, USA Branch (NLD-LA), Women on the Move for Burma (WOMB), and International Campaign for Burma â€“ New York (ICB-NY), would like to invite all members of the public as well as interested organizations to help us plan and organize an event to commemorate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 8-8-88 popular uprising in Burma. The event will be held on Friday, August 8, 2008. A tentative outline of the dayâ€™s activities is presented below.
Tentative Schedule for Friday, 8 August 2008
12PM â€“ 2 PM (Burma Consulate General)
2PM â€“ 3PM (March from Burma Embassy to the United Nations)
3PM â€“ 7PM (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations)
In addition, we will be hosting a welcoming event for Ko AThein and Ko Zaw Min Htwe of 88 Generation Students. Ko AThein and Ko Zaw Min Htwe have been walking across the United States from Portland, Oregon to the United Nations (nearly 3,000 miles) in an effort to raise awareness of human rights violations in Burma.
If you or your organization would like to join us in organizing these important events,
please contact the below-listed individuals by July 12th, 2008.
Event Contacts: Aung Khant (516-808-1515)
Aung Min Tun (917-425-7809)
Khin Sandi (917-445-9222)
Thant Zin Myint (347-229-6355)