Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Burma: The Fight for Freedom, discussion hosted by McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum

The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, located in Chicago, Illinois, will host Burma: The Fight for Freedom. Speakers, including Tim Heinemann, Retired Colonel; Jeremy Woodrum, Director of the US Campaign for Burma; Brian Joseph, Director of the South and Southeast Asia division of the National Endowment for Democracy; and Kathryn Cameron Porter, President of the Leadership Council for Human Rights, will speak on the current civil war in Burma.

Burma has long struggled to bring democratic stability to its people. After gaining independence from both Britain and Japan after World War II, General Ne Win became the leader of a democratic Burma. However, in 1962, a military coup d’état led by a faction of military generals ended the democratic control. Since then, this faction has maintained a stronghold over the people, practicing brutal genocide and imprisoning pro-democracy activists such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The event, which will be held on December 4th, 2006 at 8pm, is intended to educate and foster a discussion on this international freedom crisis. A dinner, which will highlight the ancient culture of Burma, will be served.

For more information on this event, click here.


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