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Burmese Dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Join Amnesty International for a Historic Town Hall Meeting with Next Generation of Human Rights Activists

September 13, 2012

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Erika Soto Lamb
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Next week, after accepting the Congressional Gold Medal on her first visit to the U.S. in more than 20 years, Burmese peace activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Amnesty Ambassador of Conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will join Amnesty International USA to inspire the next generation of human rights activists in a town hall meeting with young advocates at Washington, D.C’s Newseum.    

In conjunction with this visit and following the Obama administration’s recent easing of prohibitions on U.S. investment in Burma, Amnesty International USA will also announce a challenge to American companies looking to do business in Burma.

Daw Suu will discuss her experiences as an opposition leader, long-time prisoner of conscience and now Member of Parliament, and answer questions drawn from the audience and across the nation.

Journalist Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner, will moderate the discussion.  AIUSA executive director Suzanne Nossel will introduce Daw Suu.

WHAT: Rights Generation: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Inspires the Next
A Conversation With the Next Generation of Human Rights Activists

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2012
11:30 AM
Arrive by 11:00 AM

WHERE: The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Entrance on C Street
Washington, DC 20001

RSVP: Erika Soto Lamb    
[email protected]

About Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.