A conversation with Myra Dahgaypaw about Burma (Tuesday, February 22)

Hi everyone,

Next week, we have the privilege of hearing from Myra Dahgaypaw, Campaigns Coordinator for the US Campaign for Burma, and 2010 Genocide Intervention Network Carl Wilkens Fellow.  She will be out here visiting from the East Coast for a few days and we have arranged for a casual conversational get together while she is here.

Myra Dahgaypaw, Campaigns Coordinator for US Campaign for Burma

Myra Dahgaypaw is a Karen human rights activist from Karen State, Eastern Burma.  She was an internally displaced person for about 12 years and a refugee for 17 years until she resettled to the United States. Myra has lost many family members and friends to the brutality of Burma’s military regime. Since the age of 13, Myra has played a strong role in her community as an organizer and a human rights advocate.

As a member of the Karen Women’s Organization and a board member of the Karen American Communities Foundation, Myra has testified before Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. She assists and advocates for refugees from Burma who are resettled in the US. Myra has participated in many panel discussions and conferences on Burma.

from uscampaignforburma.org

We will be meeting in Patty’s home in Irvine at 6:30p next Tuesday, February 22. We have limited space there, so we are asking for you to RSVP in order to attend. Please contact us at info@livingubuntu.org or (949) 891-2005.

We don’t get these opportunities in Orange County very often, so I really hope you can come and meet Myra.

Warmly,

Barbara English
Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
http://livingubuntu.org

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