Benefit: Burma Human Rights Day Benefit

When & Where
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street #290
Oakland, CA
March 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact
badaonline@gmail.com
415 895 2232

Where the Burma's reforms going and what can you do to help?

Dinner, Speaker, Film, Cultural Dances and Panel Discussion!

Since last year, the U.S. has been warming up its relationship with Burma and lifting the sanctions in recognition of the ongoing reforms. President Obama paid a historic visit to the country last November. However, there are serious challenges and concerns as the military and their cronies are still firmly in control of the country's political and economic power while many forms of abuse continues. An election is scheduled to be held in 2015, but no one is sure what would be the likely outcome. Come share the expert's opinions on where the current reforms are going and what you can do to help while enjoying authentic Burmese food and Cultural performances. Also meet and connect with activists, Burma supporters and tabling NGOs related to Burma.

The event would feature speakers, a documentary film with producer/co-director; cultural dances; and authentic Burmese dinner. Discount tickets: tickets are available online and student, members and group discount available.

Speakers:

Larry Diamond: A leading expert on Global Democracy from Stanford University / TITLE: "Burma in the Context of Global Democratization"

Min Zin: A leading freelance journalist and former student activist in exiled / TITLE: "Burma at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities"

Nyunt Than: Co-founder and chair of Burmese American Democratic Alliance / TITLE: "Changing Burma and The New Ways to Help"