Open Visit to Hartford on MLK Weekend

Join members of The Myanmar Project this Saturday (1/18) as we make one of our monthly visits to Hartford, where we help a group of teenaged Burmese refugees settle in to life in the U.S.! We’ll be leaving from York & Crown at 9AM, and will return before brunch ends. This is a fantastic opportunity … Continue reading

The Real Myanmar

We held a photo exhibition titled “The Real Myanmar” in Yale’s Trumbull Gallery, with the aim of raising awareness about Myanmar through a series of photographs taken by four of our members—Korn, Edward, Becca and Eli—as well as Berkeley College writing tutor Cathy Shufro. Given the recent attention surrounding the country’s new civilian-led government, we … Continue reading

SIGN FOR JUSTICE: Petitions to Support the Persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar

On November 14 and 15, 2012, The Myanmar Project organized a Rohingya Campaign on Yale’s Cross Campus. On the first day, nine posters that highlighted the persecution of the Rohingya minority in western Myanmar were put up on Cross Campus. The next day, we held the ‘Sign for Justice’ event. For an entire day, TMP members withstood the cold and asked … Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Yale!

On September 27, 2012, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited Yale to deliver a public address. Speaking to 700 attendees at the sold-out event in Sprague Auditorium, she addressed the importance of rule of law in establishing democracy in Burma. In addition to the address, Suu Kyi attended a … Continue reading

The Lady (film screening)

Myanmar Awareness Days

On April 23-25, 2012, The Myanmar Project launched Myanmar Awareness Days by planting a series of twelve posters on cross campus. The posters addressed Myanmar-related issues such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her decade long house arrest, the bloody student protests of 1988, the ongoing overrepresentation of the military in the parliament, and … Continue reading

Road of Resistance (Film Screening)

On Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Yale University, The Myanmar Project hosted a screening of Road of Resistance, a short, compelling documentary about the struggles and abuses suffered by the Karen, a Burmese ethnic minority, at the hands of the Burmese military. About 15 people braved the New Haven snow banks to attend the event, … Continue reading