Join Burma Human
Rights Day Benefit on March 9th
Where the Burma's reforms
are going and what can
you do to help?
Dinner, Speaker, Film,
Cultural Dances and Panel Discussion!
9 2013; 6pm-10pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, #290, Oakland, CA
(Inside the Pacific
Renaissance Plaza in downtown Oakland with parking
close to 12th Street BART at Broadway. More info:
Come enjoy the taste of Burmese food and culture while helping the people!
Tickets are available online:
Make a donation:
download FLYER PDF
Since last year, the U.S. has been warming up its
relationship with Burma and lifting the sanctions in recognition of
the ongoing reforms. President Obama paid a historic visit to the
country last November. However, there are serious challenges and
concerns as the military and their cronies are still firmly in
control of the country's political and economic power while many
forms of abuse continues. An election is scheduled to be held in
2015, but no one is sure what would be the likely outcome. Come
share the expert's opinions on where the current reforms are going
and what you can do to help while enjoying authentic Burmese food
and Cultural performances. Also meet and connect with activists,
Burma supporters and tabling NGOs related to Burma.
The event would feature speakers, a documentary
film with producer/co-director; cultural dances; and authentic
Burmese dinner. Discount tickets: tickets are available online and
student, members and group discount available.
LARRY DIAMOND: A leading expert on Global Democracy from Stanford
University / TITLE: "Burma in the Context of Global Democratization"
MIN ZIN: A leading
freelance journalist and former student activist in exiled /
TITLE: "Burma at a Crossroads: Challenges and
Co-founder and chair of Burmese American Democratic Alliance / TITLE: "Changing
Burma and The New Ways to Help"
Join BADA Annual
General Meeting and Elections on Feb 17
Burmese American Democratic
Alliance would hold its annual General Meeting on Sunday, Feb 17th,
2013 from 12:00pm to 4 pm at the San
Lorenzo Public Library located at 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA
94580 to report to the members of
2012 results and to elect new Board and EC. Please join in!
12:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Lorenzo Public Library
Sunday, February 17, 2013
395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
View online map
Stop the Human Cost of Burma's Military Greed
and Irresponsible Foreign Investments in Burma!
Brutal Crackdowns and Irresponsible Investments in Burma
join the protest on Dec 3rd at the Chinese Consulate to denounce the brutal crackdown against peaceful
protesters and ask for the cancellation of the Letpadaung mine.
Let’s highlight the human cost of greedy, irresponsible projects and
investments in Burma.
‘Extreme Risk’ for Business and Rights Abuse
Help preserve Burmese Culture and
Literature for the young people
Literary Talk successfully held on Nov 24
Literary Talk Flyer PDF
In order to preserve the Burmese
Literature and Culture, literary talks have been held annually since
2000. This year again, the 2011 Annual Burmese Literary Talk will be
held according to the below program. Please join in and have your
evening filled with Burmese literature, culture, powerful and
interesting talks at this once in a year event. An authentic and
delicious Burmese dinner will be served as usual.
Daw Aung San Suu
Kyi is visiting San Francisco Bay Area
Aung San Suu Kyi is coming to the U.S. Congress to accept the
Congressional Gold Medal on September 19th, 2012. She will also
visit five Burmese Communities in the U.S. including the San
Francisco Bay Area.
The Bay Area Burmese community meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
will be on September 29th, 2012 from 9:30 to 11 am at
The War Memorial Gym at the University of San
All are welcome to attend!!!
To submit Questions to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:
Donations: Please send check(s)
payable "BADA" with notes "DASSK Community Meeting" to Sponsorship
Team, 56 Mayfield Ave, Daly City, CA 94015
Contact for more information / press:
Non-Burmese / English
Media Inquires: Nyunt Than
(510) 220 1323 or Yasmin
Vanya (408) 250 6227
Burmese Media inquires:
Toe Lwin 415 424 5811 or Wai Phyoe 415 577 6505
Other events in SF:
Sept. 28: Top Innovators and Dissidents Unite
at San Francisco Freedom Forum; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Garry Kasparov
and Manal al-Sharif to speak:
Other events in US:
Join BADA at the
PARADE and BOOTH at Solano Stroll - Sept. 9th, 2012
38th Annual Solano Avenue Stroll
"Step into the Future"
Sunday - September 09 2012, 10am - 6pm
members and Burma activists will
participate at the Solano Stroll parade this Sunday Sept. 9th 2012.
We will be in the Parade in the morning marching with "Welcome Daw
Aung San Suu Kyi to San Francisco Bay Area" banner. We will
also have a booth. For more
information Contact: 510 485 3751.
Here is this Sunday locations'
information for Burma supporters, please join in:
Morning meet-up place: 1453 Marin Ave, Albany CA 94706 at
Parade starting point: 9:30 a.m. SHARP at the corner of
FRESNO AVENUE and SOLANO AVENUE, Berkeley CA 94707
BADA Booth Location: 1369 Solano Ave (Near City Bank and CVS
store; Cross street: Ramona Ave)
the people of Burma and marking the 24th Anniversary of 8888
Join City of Berkley Burma
Day Burma's Flag
Raising (Aug 8th)
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Time: 7:30 am - 9 am (Flags to be raised at
The city of Berkeley and San
Francisco declared August 8 as Annual Burma Day in 2008 to honor the people of
Burma in their struggle for democracy and freedom. That is the day -- famously
known as 8888 -- the people of Burma took to the street in 1988 to demand
democracy and freedom, but met with brutal crack down by the military regime. In
marking the Burma Day, the City of Berkeley annually raises Burma flags at the
City Hall. This year again the city will be raising the
Burma flags on the August 6 morning to mark the Burma Day on the 24th
anniversary of 8888. Read More
Come Support Run for Burma at July
29th SF Marathon
Former political prisoners and activists to run with "Free All Political
Prisoners in Burma" banners and sings.
This year again, 17
runners and activists including the former political prisoners from Burma, BADA members and
supporters -- and youths from
Burmese American Youth Democratic Alliance (BAYDA), will be running. Two are running half marathon
(13 miles) and the rest are running 5K and progressive
"Free All Political
Prisoners in Burma"
banners to raise awareness about the political prisoners in Burma.
In the acceptance speech for Novel
Peace award last month, Daw Aung Suu Kyi highlighted the remaining political
prisoners in Burma.
is campaign for the release of All Political Prisoners in Burma.
The City of Berkeley City
Council passed the resolution asking for the
freeing of all political prisoners in Burma on June 12th.
Read More on how to support /
Burma is in Darkness, Where the Gas go?
Join Protest at the Chevron
Shareholder's Meeting - May 30, 2012
1. May 29, 2012 - Teach-In on the True Cost of Chevron
The David Brower Center, 2150
Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
2. May 30, 2012 - Protest
Outside Chevron Shareholder Meeting
Chevron World Headquarters, 6001
Bollinger Canyon, San Ramon, CA
Demonstrators hold up candles as they protest against power
outrages near the Sule Pagoda, in central Rangoon, on
Thursday. (Photo: Reuters)
There has been some
progress in terms of reform, and in response the United
Sates has removed its sanctions against Burma. We are
hopeful that more progress will follow to ease the great
long suffering of the people for five decades. However,
protests against the power outrages (photo above, story
below) is spreading across Burma as we speak. Burma is
currently the largest exporter of natural gas in the region.
So, where the gas go? People of Burma knows all too well now
what the multinational like Chevron could do to them --
stripping of their valuable national resources while helping
increase their misery and suffering.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Won Landslide
Victory in Burma's by-election
According to Aung San Suu Kyi's aides, the
National League for Democracy won 43 of
the 44 constituencies it contested and appears set to win the
remaining one too.
The United States and European Union will now be watching closely to
see how the president and his military backers react to the NLD
The victory is now expected to
accelerate moves to lift sanctions against Burma – the European
Union will decide later this month – but concerns are growing that
it may also leave President Thein Sein's reform vulnerable to
challenge from hardliners within the country's military
In her speech to supporters, Aung San Suu
Kyi said she hoped it would usher in a "genuine democratic
atmosphere" and speed the process of national of "national
reconciliation." "It is not so much our triumph as a triumph for the
people who have decided they must be involved in the political
process of this country. It's not so important how many seats [we
won], though we are gratified that we've won so many, but the fact
that the people are so enthusiastic about participating in the
democratic process," she said.
Come share the experts' opinions
on if real change taking place in Burma and what you can do to help?
Annual Burma Human Rights Day Benefit
Dinner, Speaker, Film,
Cultural Dances and Panel Discussion
Featured film, Director: “Into The Current” FILM about Burma’s Political
Prisoners followed by a panel discussion.
Cultural Dances: Burmese, Kachin and Karen Cultural Dances.
Food and Dinner: Authentic Burmese
Food: Chicken Potato Curry, Bean Soup, Burma Super Star's Tea Leaf Salad and
Noodle Salad, and drinks and snacks. Discount Tickets:
tickets are available online and student, members and group discount
available. Sliding scales suggested donations: $15, $20.
Zargana's Public Speaking Event
Food fair, music, dances and short films and Talented Zargana
Colleague Performing Art Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
Sunday, Feb 10; 11 am - 3:30 pm
Join Annual Help Burma Fundraising food
Bazaar for non-profit organizations inside Burma
The 3rd annual Food Bazaar fundraiser
will be held on Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at the Newark Pavilion, 6430
Thornton Avenue Newark, CA 94560-3736 form 11 am to 3 pm. Burmese
Food Bazaar, Singer Yadana Oo, Burmese and Ethnic Cultural dances
and more. Read More
Join BADA Annual General meeting on Jan
You are cordially invited to the
Meeting of the Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) that will
be held according to the following program. This year, there
will be no election, but we will have strategy and planning
discussion and your participation and input fro the organization
future are highly requested.
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Union City Library,
Rd. Union City, CA 94587
Irrawaddy Community Forum
Due to the widespread concern and
protests, on September 30, 2011, the President of Burmese government
U Thein Sein announced the suspension of the Myisone Dam project.
However, his announcement will suspend this project only temporarily
until the end of his current term at the end of 2015. We are
therefore, hereby, demand the President of Burma to announce the
permanent cancellation of the entire Myitsone Dam Project
immediately. The campaign shall go on until the project is
Please join us at the Save
Irrawaddy Community Forum at
Centerville Community Center on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at
Annual Burmese Literary
Talk Successfully Held on Oct 8th
Youngest Competitor Aniko May Win in the Poem Recitation Contest;
The 12th annual talk was attended by 300 people.
In order to
preserve the Burmese Literature and Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area,
literary talks has been held annually since 2000. This year again, the 2011
Annual Burmese Literary Talk will be held According to the below program.
Please join in and have your evening filled with Burmese literature, culture,
powerful and interesting talks and friends at this once in a year event.
An authentic and delicious Burmese dinner will be served as usually.
8th, 2011, 5-10
Los Cerritos Community Center, 3377 Alder Avenue (Cross Street Fremont
Blvd), Fremont, CA 94536
Download Flyer (in Burmese)
The essay competition
invitation and rules in Burmese are posted
Last year talk by Dr. Khin Maung Nyo can be listened