Saint Joseph's University To Hold "Teach-In" For Myanmar

Friday, October 5, 2007

What: In response to the crisis in Myanmar and in support of efforts by the U.S. Campaign for Burma to organize a nation-wide student Day of Action for Burma, Saint Joseph's University will hold an information session for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the conflict.

When: Friday, October 5, noon.

Where: Saint Joseph's University Barbelin Hall (City Avenue and Cross Walk), Greaton Room

Who: James H. Carter, Ph.D., associate professor of history, an expert in East Asia, will lead the session. Sponsored by the Asian studies program.

Highlights: Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear red to show support for the peaceful civil protest led by Buddhist monks, which was recently suppressed by violent means by the ruling military junta. Dr. Carter, an expert in the history and politics of China, will speak about the relationship between the leadership of both China and Myanmar. Many analysts believe that international pressure must be placed on the Chinese government to influence Myanmar's repressive regime to stop human rights violations and bring about democratic change.

Media Contact

 Patricia Allen, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-3240, patricia.allen@sju.edu




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