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Support Democracy in Burma with PUSH Buffalo

PUSH Buffalo and the Righteous Babe Foundation invite you to join them this Saturday, July 14 for an event to raise awareness of the continuing fight for democracy and human rights in Burma.
In 1992, Aung San Suu Kyi was elected President of Burma and has lived under house arrest and oppressive conditions imposed by the Burmese dictatorship ever since. PUSH Buffalo, which fights to keep democracy alive in our own neighborhoods, will take pause Saturday to hear testimonials from Zaw Win @ Min Naing, Kyaw Wunna and Aung Moe Win, all former political prisoners currently living on Buffalo’s West Side. Part of over 300 Burmese families that call Buffalo home, many of whom are active members of PUSH, they will speak on their experience with the democracy movement in Burma, their lives while imprisoned, human trafficking in the region and current conditions for Burmese refugees in Thailand. Following the speakers, a short video and a collection of photographs from the area will be shown.
In addition to discovering ways you can help fight the suppression of human rights in Burma, you can enjoy traditional Burmese cuisine while listening to those who have been on democracy’s front lines. The event will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at 271 Grant St. (a former library which houses additional community organizations like the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP)). For further information, contact erin@pushbuffalo.org or 716-472-8042 with questions.

Written by George Johnson

George Johnson

Buffalo Rising Co-Founder. Designer (Product, Graphic, Motion). Geek.

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