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New Ottawa Burma Roundtable Event - Union Day
>When: February 13, 1999, Time to be announced
>Where: 145 Spruce St. (Near Somerset and Preston) Suite 208 (Office of the
Physicians for Global Survival)
>For more info: call Canadian Friends of Burma at 237-8056
>A new Burma support group is being formed, called the Ottawa Burma
>Roundtable. The group's mandate is to bring about local participation in
>the international Burma pro-democracy movement, and provide a forum for
>constructive information-sharing on this subject. It will also provide the
>opportunity to interact with other roundtable groups across Canada.
>Comprised of a coalition of various groups and individuals, the group will
>operate in a non-hierarchical manner and on a consensus basis. A core group
>of volunteers will be responsible for the main organizational needs of the
>Roundtable. The group will organize events and partake in campaigns that
>will raise awareness of Burma issues with ordinary Canadians, local and
>national media, as well as all levels of the Canadian government.
>**February 12 is Union Day in Burma**. On this date in 1947 the Panglong accord
>was signed between the Burmese and some of the other ethnic nationalities.
>However, not all of the ethnic groups, signed the agreement.
>The Ottawa Burma Roundtable's first event will be on February 13 in
>commemoration of Union Day. Several people will speak on the history of
>Union Day, the military's current propaganda of this day contrasted by Aung
>San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy's perspective.
>All participants are encouraged to bring some food or drink to share with
>others. We hope this event will inspire attendees to join our regular
>monthly meetings which we will be scheduling for the same time and day
>every month (to be announced).
Canadian Friends of Burma
145 Spruce St.#206
Tel: 613-237-8056 Fax: 613-563-0017
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