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Free Burma Dinner
An evening full of culture and political information
As part of the worldwide Free Burma acitvities, Amnesty International
Alkmaar and the Burma Centre Netherlands are organising a fund raising
event on March 6th, 1999. The purpose of the evening is firstly to provide
thorough information about the political and human rights situation in
Burma and secondly to raise money for Dr. Cynthia¹s clinic in the ThaiBurma
border region where many refugees receive basic medical help.
Many cities participate in the Free Burma Dinner fund raising campaign
amongst which are Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Diego, Atlanta,
Milwaukee, and Boston. Dr. Cynthia herself will be present at the Free
Burma Dinner in Boston.
Where? assembly hall of the former Elisabeth hospital in Alkmaar,
When? March 6, from 7 PM
* Burmese dance Buffet Dinner, catering by Restaurant Chada Thai, Alkmaar
* Burmese Songs
* Songs about Burma in English
* There will also be a fund raising auction of works of art and craft from
and about Burma. Our auctioneer will be deputy mayor of Alkmaar Henk
Eggermont. Furthermore, you can admire a slide show presenting "Land and
People of Burma". An exposition of photographs gives yet another impression
of the immensely rich Burmese culture on the one hand and the atrocious
human rights situation on the other.
* A video presentation illustrates the work of Dr. Cynthia Maung and her
hospital. Here you can get an excellent idea on what the money raised this
evening will be good for.
* Additional information, books and brochures can be obtained at the
information booths of Amnesty International and the Dutch Burma Centrum.
You are cordially invited to join the Free Burma Dinner in the Assembly
Hall ("Aula") of the former Elisabeth hospital, van Everdingenstraat 18,
Alkmaar, starting at 7 PM on March 6, 1999.
This event is recommended sincerely by Mr. Bandell (mayor of Alkmaar), Mrs.
Maij-Weggen (former cabinet minister and Member of European Parliament),
Mr. H.F. Hoogervorst (member of the board of governors, Medical Centre
Alkmaar), and singer, television presentor & cabaratier Angela Groothuizen.
Tickets will be fl 75,- and include the Buffet-Dinner and three drinks. To
make the event accessible for as many people as possible, we have kept the
costs low. Can you contribute more? Your donation will be highly appreciated.
By taking part in the auction you can also contribute. Interested? Please
inform us with your reservation, and we will send you the list of items to
be auctioned, as soon as it is available.
For more information please contact Amnesty International Alkmaar (Tel: +31
(0) 72-5121294, E-mail: ajsloot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) or Burma Centre Netherlands
(Tel: +31 (0) 20-6716952, E-mail: bcn@xxxxxxxxx).
Ticket reservations: Tel: +31 (0) 20-4709090, Fax: +31 (0)20-6713513.
Info at: http://www.angelfire.com/al/homepageas/FBDe.html