Last Thursday, I saw Burmese human rights activist, MP and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi speak at Amnesty International’s Rights Generation event at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
While there I did four video interviews with attendees.
In the first Daniel Blatter from Washington, DC talk about being inspired by Suu Kyi’s patience and persistence during her fifteen years of house arrest.
In the second, Alicia Mara, Farah Kahn, Alex Heywood and Chelsey Watroba from the University of Buffalo talk about founding their university’s Amnesty International chapter, driving all night to see Suu Kyi, and their disappointment at how Suu Kyi’s addressed Burma’s human rights abuses against its Muslim minority:
Here Kyra Bell from James Madison High School talks about being chosen to ask Suu Kyi a question during the event:
Finally, Dr. Fanta Aw and Kristina Thompson from American University talk about the experience of seeing Suu Kyi after taking American University students to work with Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border: