Join us on the evening of September 22nd at 8.30pm US EST and the morning of September 23rd at 7am Yangon (Burma), to memorialize activists and political figures targeted by the Myanmar junta. Two months after their brutal killing, we will gather on Zoom to celebrate the lives of prominent democracy leader Ko Jimmy and hip-hop star- turned MP, Phyo Zeya Thaw.
MCed by Ma Thinn Thiri, Mizzima News Editor, and Me Me Khant, Executive Director of Students for Free Burma (SFB), the memorial will include reflections from allies around the world including, but not limited to:
● U Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister, National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar;
● U Soe Myint, Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima News;
● Htin Linn Aung, Communications, Information & Technology Minister, National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar;
● U Min Ko Naing, National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) Member and 88 Generation Leader;
●Derek Mitchell and Scot Marciel, former U.S. Ambassadors to Burma;
● Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs;
● Naomi Gingold, researcher and journalist; ● Gregory Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and author of the BURMA Act;
At the memorial, we will ask for donations for the Association for Assistance for Political Prisoners (AAPP) in Burma.
We will also help rally people worldwide to take effective action. For instance, join us in demanding that the United Nations to deny the credentials of the representative proposed by the Myanmar military junta and to allow the incumbent Permanent Representative of Myanmar, H.E. U Kyaw Moe Tun, to continue his representation of the people of Myanmar.
Click this link to sign the petition to the United Nations.
Let’s turn our mourning into organizing and redouble our resolve to make sure that this is the last generation that experiences the terror of this military regime.