Burma Cyclone


Fundraising Concert for Orphans of Burma by karenzr

3hird Medium Band will host a concert in Queens on July 12 to raise money for children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.  Complimentary food and drinks will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Concert kicks off at 7 p.m at the Walter Crowley Intermediate School,  50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. For tickets contact Ko Ye Lin at 646-299-1683.

–Karen

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Events: Moegyo team to host benefit in NYC this weekend by karenzr

The note below is from the team at Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation, a group of volunteers from around the world who are working to bring relief to cyclone victims in Burma.

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Dear All,

Please come and support us to raise fund for the victims of cyclone in
Myanmar (Burma).

We will have different kind of authentic Burmese food, Cold and Hot
drinks, Gift Items, and T-shirts at the event.  

Date: June 28, 2008 (Saturday)

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Location: PS-150,  40-01  43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Thank you.

The Moegyo Team


“Joining hands to save people life in Myanmar (Burma)”
Together, we can make a difference!
http://blog.moegyo.org/

— Karen




8-8-08 calls for design submissions for cyclone t-shirt fundraiser by karenzr

8-8-08 for Burma invites artists to submit original artwork for a tee shirt that will benefit relief and advocacy efforts for the peoples of Burma. Artists are invited to view the photo galleries provided on the 8-8-08 for Burma website to inspire their work.

Submissions should be emailed to info@8808forburma.org as a PDF, by July 2, 2008.

–Karen



Opinion/Editorial: The real reason Than Shwe declined U.S. assistance by carpediemdg

As news about the Myanmar cyclone and it’s aftermath recedes into the background (including in the media), an op-ed in the Burmese news magazine, The Irrawaddy, sheds light on why the junta refused assistance from the U.S. military. And I quote,

“What the generals truly fear is that if they allow US warships and foreign forces to come to the aid of cyclone survivors in the Irrawaddy delta, people will soon rise up and the regime would be overthrown. That fear prevented the Than Shwe regime from allowing the US to come in and help.”

As the fate of more than 2 million remains unknown, local Burmese sources such as The Irrawaddy are good to remain tuned in to what’s happening on the ground.

Some of the it’s top stories include:



Latest News: Political opposition launches new site by karenzr

On August 8, 1988, students in Rangoon led a wave of mass popular protest against the Burmese junta. The military government responded with a brutal crackdown– it was, roughly, the Burmese Tianamen Square.

The 20-year anniversary of the uprising is approaching, and August 8, 2008 also marks the start of the Olympics, hosted by the Chinese, who consistently defend the Burmese government in the international arena. The exile group 8-8-08 for Burma just launched a new site criticizing China and calling on readers to take action to draw attention to human rights abuses in Burma.

–Karen



Event: Charity happy hour in DC for cyclone relief: Facebook group by carpediemdg
May 27, 2008, 11:41 pm
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There is a facebook group for this event

Event: charity happy hour for Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) “donate generously”
What: Fundraiser
Host: Desis in DC
When: Thursday, May 29 at 6:00pm
Where: Josephine

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=23067252036

–Divya



Donations: Burmese American Association of Texas by carpediemdg

(Via Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Students, Columbia Journalism School)

ASSISTANCE TO MYANMAR (BURMA) CYCLONE RELIEF:

Indo-American organization leaders in Houston met with members of Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT) to discuss specific ways to provide assistance to cyclone victims at Madras Pavilion Sugar Land on May 19th 2008.

Options for donations are as follows:

  1. Donations by Credit Cards, go to www.baatx.org
    (Online donations are processed by a secure site)
  2. Donations by phone, please call AAFS staff at 713-339-3688
    (9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
  3. Donations by Cash/Check, please mail to:

Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT)

P.O. Box 3359

Sugar Land, Texas 77487

Payable to: BAAT Memo: Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund

For more information contact us at baat.hou@gmail.com
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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–Divya