Connecting the Disconnected: Use Your
 Sweet Social Media Skillz to Help the
    Oppressed Burmese People
All of these people live right here in Austin. They came
 here after running through the Burmese jungle into
 Thailand, wh...
*Note: There are no adults in these photos
 because showing their faces publicly could
  endanger both their lives and the...
Today, you will find out:

• What is going on in Burma
• What is about to happen there
• Steps you can take to help the peo...
Who are these people?
•   men, women and children

•   Christians, Muslims and Buddhists
Here is what they had to face
This is how the government
    silenced their voices
In May 2008, Burma will vote on a new
constitution. Here are the people who
       cannot vote on this issue:


• politica...
In 2010, Burma will
elect a new parliament.

   2/3 of the vote will come from the
 people. 1/3 will come from the militar...
What help can we provide to Burmese dissidents
             living here in Austin?

•   offering jobs that provide a
    s...
So how can we use social media
           to help?

• Get on Elaine’s mailing list for updates on
  refugees here by email...
pictures courtesy of Jerry
         Hughes
www.artiststudio12.com
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Learn about what is going on in Burma and what you can do to help improve the situation there and among Burmese refugees here in Austin

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Connecting the Disconnected: Using Your Sweet Social Media Skillz to Free Burma

  1. 1. Connecting the Disconnected: Use Your Sweet Social Media Skillz to Help the Oppressed Burmese People
  2. 2. All of these people live right here in Austin. They came here after running through the Burmese jungle into Thailand, where they stayed at a refugee camp. They were assigned to live here in Austin and came here with no possessions whatsoever.
  3. 3. *Note: There are no adults in these photos because showing their faces publicly could endanger both their lives and the lives of their families.
  4. 4. Today, you will find out: • What is going on in Burma • What is about to happen there • Steps you can take to help the people who will be able help them
  5. 5. Who are these people? • men, women and children • Christians, Muslims and Buddhists
  6. 6. Here is what they had to face
  7. 7. This is how the government silenced their voices
  8. 8. In May 2008, Burma will vote on a new constitution. Here are the people who cannot vote on this issue: • political prisoners currently in jail • 400,000 monks currently living in Burma • Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi
  9. 9. In 2010, Burma will elect a new parliament. 2/3 of the vote will come from the people. 1/3 will come from the military. Remember though, political dissidents cannot vote.
  10. 10. What help can we provide to Burmese dissidents living here in Austin? • offering jobs that provide a sustainable living wage • shoes, including athletic and sturdy work shoes • diapers • rice cookers • non-perishable food • computers and calculators
  11. 11. So how can we use social media to help? • Get on Elaine’s mailing list for updates on refugees here by emailing borntohelp@earthlink.net • Sign the petition to end atrocities in Burma at the Democracy for Burma website and encourage others to do the same.
  12. 12. pictures courtesy of Jerry Hughes www.artiststudio12.com

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