I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since, No Time to Think, No Time to Breathe… Is This Me?. Tarra gave a great presentation, and thinking, breathing and being restored into one’s own sense of self were not in short supply that day :) Click here to read some of the feedback from participants.
Our Orange County for Darfur campaign has recently expanded its focus to include additional regions where mass atrocities are occurring, including Congo and Burma. It can be challenging to understand the complexities of ethnically based violence in any country. In Burma, a country that does not allow journalists on the ground, information often gets out only through the underground courage of those who put their lives at risk to tell the story.
We are very excited and grateful to have partnered with University Synagogue (and others) to present Understanding Burma: An Evening with Tim Aye Hardy on Thursday, July 1st.
Tim was born and raised in Burma, and was a student organizer of the protests in 1988. His participation in this left him needing to flee the country because his life was endangered. I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Tim through the Genocide Intervention Network Carl Wilkens Fellowship.
We will be screening the Academy Award nominated documentary Burma VJ, and having a conversation with Tim after the film. It is a rare opportunity to get him out here to Orange County from his current home in New York. We look forward to hearing his firsthand account of life in Burma and really hope you will join us for this event.
An Evening with Tim Aye Hardy
“In June 1988, six military intelligence agents knocked on my door in Rangoon in the middle of the night. They had come to arrest me for speaking out against the regime during the student uprising that came to be known as the ‘8888 Uprising’ . . . I was one of the lucky few. Up to 6,000 innocent protesters were gunned down, and many more were imprisoned or mysteriously disappeared in the night. I lost many colleagues and close friends.”
– Tim Aye Hardy
Thursday, July 1st 2010
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
What is going on in Burma? How is a military machine of 500,000 soldiers able to deny a country of 50 million it’s most basic rights? Why has Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Price Laureate been under house arrest for over 14 years?
Join us for a screening of Burma VJ and a conversation with Tim Aye Hardy.
Visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information. Please RSVP on the website.
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