By Shaun Randol
Here I present two videos featuring two women doing remarkable work toward freedom and democracy for their home country, Burma: the artist Chaw Ei Thein and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, newly elected Parliamentarian, and chair person of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi (affectionately known as "The Lady").
On September 22, Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at Queens College in New York City (Chaw Ei Thein was part of the welcoming committee). This was one of many stops The Lady took on a tour across the United States. In the video below, which comes courtesy of Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Suu Kyi speaks about the responsibility of those living in democracies. To paraphrase some parts: You must keep human rights alive by practicing them, she says. In a democratic country like the United States, this is your responsibility. Young people should not be ignorant of what other people are experiencing around the world.
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