Mar 2, 2011

OutLOUD at Tibetan Museum on Saturday

Staten Island OutLOUD presents journals, speeches and letters of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.  Saturday, March 5, 2pm at the Tibetan Museum338 Lighthouse Road, SINY 10306.  Free & open to the public.  Please forward this to anyone who'd be  interested!

When she was a young woman, the future Nobel Prize laureate left her home in Burma to study at Oxford with one of the world’s leading authorities on Tibetan culture and history.  She and her husband edited his journals of historic treks through Tibet in the years before World War II.  OutLOUD hosts a reading from these writings on Tibet's past, and its future possibilities. 

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a 21st century civil rights heroine.  The daughter of a beloved Burmese leader, who is considered the father of modern Burma. She was recently released from a 15-year imprisonment for political activism in her native Burma.  She bravely announced her intention to continue fighting for freedom, but during the past two weeks, the ruling military junta has threatened her life.

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This event made possible in part by a 2011 Encore Award from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from theNew York State Council on the Arts.  Additional support from generous friends and neighbors like you!

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