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Making Sense of Myanmar's Fight for Democracy

March 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Zoom—registration required

Join us for a discussion on the repercussions of the coup and subsequent protests in Myanmar. Our panel will make sense of the current state of affairs in Myanmar and the implications on democracy and human rights, such as government accountability, protection of vulnerable groups, migration policy, etc.

We will be joined by:

  • Moderator: Sandra Kong, a Stanford co-term student in Biomedical Informatics, minoring in Human Rights. She is the co-founder of Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy and previously worked with Community Partnerships International and the Myanmar Liver Foundation to address healthcare disparities in Myanmar.
  • Khin Ohmar, a Burmese democracy activist who was involved in the organizing of 8888 nationwide democracy uprising and noted for her work in international advocacy and campaigns for a free and democratic Burma.
  • Phil Robertson, the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2009, he worked for fifteen years in Southeast Asia on human rights, labor rights, protection of migrant workers, and counter-human trafficking efforts.
  • Saul Chan Htoo Sang, a documentary filmmaking student and a community organizer based in Yangon. Starting from 2015, Saul started organizing independent concerts, fundraisers, and community spaces such as the monthly Open Mic Nights, Yangon Literary Magazine, and Ngarse/50. Currently, Saul is trying to complete their bachelor degree online at Grinnell College while participating in the protests in Yangon.
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Global Movement For Myanmar Democracy
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