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City of Berkeley 8888 Uprising SILVER JUBILEE
Burma Day Flag Raising

To honor the people of Burma and marking the 25th Anniversary of 8888


You are invited to join the two public events below organized by the San Francisco Bay Area Community of Burma Freedom supporters, activists and organizations:

1. City of Berkeley Annual Burma Day  flag raising Ceremony

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
7:30 am - 9 am (To start at 8am and flags to be raised at 8:08 am)
Civic Center Park across Old Berkeley City Hall
( At the Corner of Allston Way & Martin Luther King Jr. Way )
(One Block from Downtown Berkeley BART STATION)
Contact:  510-526-8601, 510 4853751

2. 8888 Community Commemoration Ceremony

August 3rd, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM to 3 PM
Cesar Chavez Community Center
2825 International Blvd., Oakland, CA, 94601
Contact: 925 207 5696, 510 381 1677

Draft Agenda: 8:00am Opening with National Anthem; 8:08am Raising Five-Stars Flag, 8:15am Speakers 8:30am Raise Fighting-Peacock flag at 2nd flag pole; and more speakers

The city of Berkeley and San Francisco declared August 8 as Annual Burma Day in 2008 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1988 people's uprising, and to honor the people of Burma in their struggle for democracy and freedom. That is the day -- famously known as 8888 -- that the people of Burma took to the street in 1988 to demand democracy and freedom, but were met with a brutal crack down by the military regime. In marking Burma Day, the City of Berkeley annually raises Burma's flags at the City Hall.

This year on the morning of August 2, the City of Berkeley will once again raise Burma's flags to mark Burma Day and the 25th Anniversary SILVER JUBILEE of 8888. Two of Burma's flags (A pre-dictatorship Union of Burma Five-star flag and a Fighting-Peacock flag) will be raised at 8:08 am at the front and back of the Berkeley city hall.

Please join in to show your solidarity and support to the City in honoring all the people of Burma. Though there are positive reforms, real and democratic society is far from the reality. The country and the people have been continuously oppressed under the world's most brutal dictatorship for five decades and they need your support more then ever in their continued struggle for democracy and freedom.

Organized by the City of Berkeley and supported by the community organizations: Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA), Burmese American Woman's Alliance (BAWA), United Ethnic Nationalities Association (UENA), ASSOCIATION OF BURMESE STUDENTS (SAN FRANCISCO-BAY AREA), Clear View Project, Stanford STAND