Thursday, February 9th
Stanford STAND is hosting a storytelling event that spotlights unheard perspectives on the regime’s oppression and people’s liberation movement. Stanford Storytelling Project and Stanford Spoken Word Collective will perform testimonies by Burmese refugees, compiled in Voice of Witness‘s book, Nowhere to Be Home: Stories of Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime.We will also hear from Burmese Stanford students and Myra Dahgaypaw, Campaigns Coordinator for U.S. Campaign for Burma. Join us for an evening of Burmese stories, music, dance, and dinner!
Homemade Burmese food will be served!
Stanford STAND is a student-led human rights activist and advocacy organization on campus. We seek to end and prevent genocides in the world around us. To that end, we focus on the current genocide in Sudan as well as the mass atrocities currently occurring in the DR Congo and in Burma. We also are working for the creation of a permanent anti-genocide constituency to ensure that genocide prevention becomes an institutionalized foreign policy issue. We work on the Stanford campus, in the local Bay Area, and in Washington D.C., using a three-pronged approach: advocacy, awareness, and fundraising.