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Educational Events

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Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned Burmese opposition leader and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma, will reunite with the Burmese community of the Bay Area at the University of San Francisco on Saturday, September 29. Suu Kyi will receive an honorary doctorate from USF during this community meeting.

In preparation for this historic visit, USF is hosting two educational events to provide background on Burma's struggle for democracy. We invite you to join us to gain a better understanding of Burma and the work of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Both events are free and all are welcome. 

University of San Francisco Educational Series on Burma

Part I - Discussion Panel and Abbreviated Screening of “Burma – A Human Tragedy”

Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco
2350 Turk Boulevard, west of Masonic
Monday, September 24, 2012
6:00 – 7:30pm

In 1989, Aung San Suu Kyi (“The Lady”) returned to visit Burma and decided to stay, casting her lot with the fate of her country. Put under house arrest for 21 years, The Lady refused every opportunity to leave. What would make a wife and mother sacrifice her family life, her career, and her freedom, in this manner?

Through unflinching images of Burma’s reality, interviews with refugees and survivors, and the words of Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi, "Burma - A Human Tragedy," documents the harrowing experience of living under the brutal regime of the military Junta in Burma, and how The Lady’s constant presence in her homeland has brought her compatriots the peaceful show of strength that has fanned and fed the flames of democracy in her people’s hearts. This film is narrated by Angelica Huston.

With kind support from:
Jelly Bean Films & Distribution
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

The event is free and open to the University community and general public. No tickets are required. Entrance is on a first come first serve basis and doors will close once the venue reaches capacity. Campus parking is not available to the general public and parking is limited in the surrounding USF area.  Public transportation is recommended.

Part II - Screening of “The Lady”

Presentation Theater, University of San Francisco
2350 Turk Boulevard, west of Masonic
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
7:00 – 9:30pm

"The Lady" is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic tale of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endured until the very end.

Their story of devotion and human understanding is set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The Lady was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct, for the first time, the true story of Burma’s national heroine.

With kind support from:
Cohen Media Group
Jelly Bean Films & Distribution
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

The event is free and open to the University community and general public. No tickets are required. Entrance is on a first come first serve basis and doors will close once the venue reaches capacity. Campus parking is not available to the general public and parking is limited in the surrounding USF area.  Public transportation is recommended.

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If you are a person with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Student Disability Services at (415)422-2613.