Yesterday, I was in the press box for Amnesty International's Rights Generation event at the Newseum in Washington, DC, where the featured speaker was Burmese human rights activist, MP and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
To top it all off I finally got to meet Rev. Danny Fisher, a fellow Buddhist journalist and long-time online friend who heads up the Buddhist chaplaincy program at University of the West in Rosemead, California.
You can see my pictures from the event here.
Here's a full video of yesterday's event with Suu Kyi:
And here are some livetweets of the event from me (@joshua_eaton), Danny (@revdannyfisher), and the Hinman Foundation (@hinman_fdn):
Joshua Eaton is an independent journalist who covers religion and society, human rights and national security. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera America, Salon, GlobalPost and other outlets.