DON’T FORGET BURMA! “Please use your liberty to promote ours.”
Aung San Suu Kyi, Imprisoned Leader of the National League for Democracy
Press Release: WOMEN’S FREEDOM VIGIL
What: Women’s Freedom Vigil, a commemoration of the women of BurmaWhen: June 17, 2010, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Church of the Holy Trinity10 Trinity Square, TorontoWho: Join award-winning author Karen Connelly and Khin Kyi, a former Internally DisplacedPerson, in honouring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all women defenders of human rightsJune 19, 2010 is Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65
birthday, the 15
birthday she is celebrating under housearrest. People around the world are taking this opportunity to draw the world’s attention to thesituation in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi is an icon of peace, democracy, perseverance and faith inthe goodness of humanity. She represents the struggle of all the women of Burma. She has calledon all of us to use our liberty to promote the liberty of all Burmese. It is our responsibility tosupport her and the people of Burma.The ruling military junta in Burma has planned elections that will take place later this year;elections that are a total sham as they have sidelined Aung San Suu Kyi, 2200 political prisonersand her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD won 82% of seats in the May1990 elections but they were never allowed to convene parliament. Under the military junta’s newelection rules, the party no longer exists.The FREEDOM VIGIL commemorates the 15 years Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Laureate andhonorary Canadian Citizen, has spent without her freedom, honours all Burmese women and hopesto persuade the Government of Canada to consider the Burma issue at the G-8.Come, stand with human rights defenders in solidarity with the people of Burma.This event is organized by the Canadian Campaign for Free Burma (CC4FB). CC4FB is a group of concerned Canadians from all walks of life and from across the political spectrum that, for reasonsboth personal and compassionate, have come together to support the democracy and human rightsmovement in Burma. For more information on CC4FB, please visit our website,www.cc4fb.org.
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