Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been named the recipient of the 21st Raoul Wallenberg Medal.
Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has committed her life to the non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Since 1988 she has been the leader of the democratic opposition in her native Burma, using non-violent means to resist a brutal regime. She also is a voice of conciliation and unity among the diverse regions and peoples of Burma. She has spent more than 15 years under house arrest for her pro-democracy activities. Released in 2010, she remains in Burma to continue the struggle for democracy and human rights. Undaunted, Aung San Suu Kyi exemplifies the courage and commitment to the humanitarian values of Raoul Wallenberg.
Unable to freely leave and return to Burma, Daw Suu has pre-recorded her Wallenberg Lecture, to be presented on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 in the Rackham Auditorium at 7:30pm. The lecture will be followed immediately by a LIVE Q&A with Daw Suu in Burma. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
Raoul Wallenberg and The Wallenberg Medal
A 1935 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews near the end of World War II, and subsequently vanished into the Soviet Gulag. The Wallenberg Medal is an award given in his memory and honor.
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Wendy Ascione-Juska, Annual Giving Officer, Rackham Graduate School
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