Aung San Suu Kyi - 60th Birthday
June 2005
by Gregg

Dear Friends;

On June 19th, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - the beloved democracy leader in Burma - will turn 60 years old. She will spend yet another birthday under house arrest. In 1989 when Suu Kyi emerged as a leader and as the internationally known face of the struggle for democracy in Burma, no one could imagine that she would spend much of the next 16 years in prison and under house arrest.

Please join me on June 19th as I place myself under house arrest in solidarity with Daw Suu. This will be an occasion not just to learn more about the struggle in Burma but also to enjoy a small taste of Burmese culture.

WHAT:   Arrest Party
in solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma
WHEN:   Sunday, June 19th, 5:00p-8:00p
WHERE:   2411 Harrison St #18 (corner of 20th St), San Francisco

The program will include:

- Author Kenneth Wong reading from his book "A Prayer for Burma"
- [anonymous], musician, ethnomusicologist, and frequent visitor to Burma
- Jeff Greenwald, author, founder/director of Ethical Traveler
- Video screenings
- Burmese music
- Burmese food

The event will also be a fundraiser for the Washington DC based US Campaign for Burma, an action oriented organization working for change in Burma. Suggested donation is $20-$40 per person (tax deductible).

Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Warm regards,
(415) 867-0377

GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION June 17th and 19th, 2005

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - "Hero File" (bio/chronology)

Ethical Traveler - Candles for Burma

"We call on individuals and governments, to support publicly Aung San Suu Kyi on her birthday, June 19th. I support activities that call for her immediate and unconditional release; I applaud all human rights campaigners who are working on her behalf, and that of her countrymen and women. As long as she remains under arrest, none of us is truly free."
-- South Africas Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize recipient

"Please use your liberty to promote ours."
-- Aung San Suu Kyi

copyright ©2005 - Gregg Butensky

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For Immediate Release:
Campaign to Honor Aung San Suu Kyi Growing Rapidly As Activities Planned in US, Asia, Europe, Africa

(Washington, DC) A global effort to honor the worlds only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi on her 60th birthday has gained rapid momentum over the past month as scores of individuals and organizations have signed up to participate in activities around the world.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi