Event Title

Life and Stories of the Karen People in Burma

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Description

Over fifty years of civil war have left Burma one of the poorest countries in the world. The military dictatorship attacks its own people, killing thousands, and leaving millions displaced. The Karen people, an indigenous minority, have been struggling for independence against Burma’s military dictatorship all these years. This talk will give a historical context to the situation of the Karen people and highlight the current situation.

About the Lecturers: Oscar BaAye, retired engineer and resident of Bellingham, member of Karen Pwo Tribe in Burma and Stephen Dun, Karen refugee of the Sgaw tribe from Burma, living in Federal Way

Document Type

Event

Start Date

7-4-2010 12:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2010 1:00 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Karen People, Burma, Sgaw Tribe, Karen Pwo Tribe

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Life and Stories of the Karen People in Burma

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Over fifty years of civil war have left Burma one of the poorest countries in the world. The military dictatorship attacks its own people, killing thousands, and leaving millions displaced. The Karen people, an indigenous minority, have been struggling for independence against Burma’s military dictatorship all these years. This talk will give a historical context to the situation of the Karen people and highlight the current situation.

About the Lecturers: Oscar BaAye, retired engineer and resident of Bellingham, member of Karen Pwo Tribe in Burma and Stephen Dun, Karen refugee of the Sgaw tribe from Burma, living in Federal Way