Burma Benefit and Conference: 2 Day Event
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
His Royal Highness Sekkya Deva Pekan Min- Burma Royalty
Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy (Noble Widow of a great-great-great grandson of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia)
Paul Miller (A.K.A. DJ Spooky), Reka Nyari, Monica Watkins, Bobby Bandera, Steven Han, Jeffrey Hellman, Sylvia Rackow, Dan Ladner, Terri Marmonstein, Nina Mirsakov, Yuki Kotani, Michelle D. Javian, Steve Waits, John Magzalcioglu, Zack Michaelson, C. Zawadi Morris, Moe Chan, Kara Fox, Alida Hamo, Joanna Zablocki, Elizaveta Filatova, Dato David Petu, Melanie Rolli
Join us for an evening of fun and fundraising at the famed Friar’s Club, NYC on October 16th, 2010. Hobnob with celebrities, politicians and philanthropists while enjoying great music by DJChkalov (Global Russian Radio), live performance by Sarina - the Violin Diva and TONTON-BYOSHI, Premium Open Bar, and Italian and Burmese delicacies. For an encore, bid on Burmese Art in a silent auction that will help our fellow human beings in Burma in the true spirit of the Friar’s motto: Prae Omnia Fraternitas – Latin for "Before all, brotherhood." Dress-code: Semi-formal attire. See Last Event Photos here.
This chic benefit is a part of 2-Day Burma Raise Awareness Event, organized by Free Burma Alliance, Network 355 and Amnesty International to bring world’s attention to human rights violations in Eastern Burma, where more than 3.5 million people have been displaced. With the purchase of a ticket to the fundraiser, you will get access to the FBA-Amnesty International Inaugural Conference and a cocktail reception to be held on the next day.
Fundraiser: Saturday, October 16th
The fundraiser at the Friar’s Club will raise money for critical cardiac surgeries for four Burmese children cared for by The Burma Children Medical Fund. The cost of each surgery is $5,000. If left untreated, the children – Shin Aw Ba Tha, Hell May Say, Surin, and Thant Zin Win – face critical illness or death.
Conference: Sunday, October 17th
The Free Burma Alliance/Amnesty International Inaugural Conference will be held at the Liederkranz Foundation, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, followed by a cocktail reception. The conference agenda will include three films: “Meh Sha” by Hezekiah Lewis, “This is my witness” by Nobel Women's Initiative and Women's League of Burma, “Burma: An Indictment” by Jeremy Taylor, as well as two panel discussions to develop and implement strategies for expanded advocacy and activism surrounding Burma’s ongoing crisis. Scheduled panelists are Laurie Dawson and Nathan Collins (Free Burma Rangers) , Thomas Van Dyke (Heroes Serving Humanity), David Williams (Indiana University Maurer School of Law), Mac McClelland (author of “For Us Surrender is Out of the Question”), Elaine Pearson (Human Rights Watch), Roland Watson (Dictator Watch), Myint Soe (NLD-LA Secretary) and Nay Tin Myint (political prisoner for 15 years).
NOTE: There will be strict security at the door. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE if you wish to attend the event or mail check to Free Burma Alliance, 401 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Free Burma Alliance (501C3) is a coalition of human rights and humanitarian relief organizations dedicated to raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Burma and providing support to the ill-treated and oppressed women and children of Burma (Free Burma Alliance).
Network 355 is a NYC based network of socially responsible professional women who volunteer their expertise to raise awareness about humanitarian and cultural causes (Network 355).
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all (Amnesty International).
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