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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours- Happy Birthday Aung San Suu Kyi

On the front of the bottom half of my refrigerator, between the coloring pages of the Dalai Lama and Angela Davis is Aung San Suu Kyi, the human rights leader from Myanmar( Burma ) who has been in jail or under house arrest for almost tweny years. No one, except Billie Holiday, can wear flowers in their hair in way that is so symbolic and so beautiful as Ms. Suu Kyi.

Yesterday was her 65th birthday. Ms. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Prize Peace laureate, is still under detention by the military government of Myanmar because it fears the effects her voice and ideas have on the everyday people of Myanmar to challenge an unjust and illegal government.

Here is Ms. Suu Kyi’s message to us: Use your liberty to promote ours.

Happy Birthday Aung San Suu Kyi.

To learn more about her, click the link below:

*painting by Amey Fearon Mathews

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