June Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting  

Myanmar Youth and CDM

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: June 26, 2023 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (14:30-15:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here

Meeting ID: 5506154368

Passcode: 12345 

San has been an active community member with a strong track record for empowering developments in marginalized and conflict affected communities. Before the 2021 coup she worked for equitable access to essential services in the remote regions of Myanmar and advocated for policy changes at the national level. Since then she has led several initiatives for the democracy movements focusing on supporting widespread protests, enhancing digital security among general communities, founding CDM support group focusing on the defectors, bridging opportunities gaps for youths taking part in the CDM movement, and fighting the impunity culture persistent in Myanmar society for anyone violating human rights and war crimes.

 Htet Yamone Aung (Mary) is studying at the University of Melbourne. She is originally from Mandalay and moved to Melbourne in 2018. Mary partook in youth capacity building programs in the USA, Japan and ASEAN countries before moving to Australia. She joined University of Melbourne Myanmar Student Association as the secretary in 2019 and was elected as the President for 2020. She became a board member at AMI as a voice of the youth later that same year. Since the military coup in February 2021, she has been actively participating in protests and campaigns. She is currently the Public Relations officer for Victorian Myanmar Youth (VMY). She is a founding member of the Global Myanmar Spring Revolution, which has established alliances with activists in 22 countries.

Harrison Moe is a current medical student at Monash University. He has extensively taken part in the CDM Spring Revolution by advocating and raising funds for Myanmar citizens, students, and various vulnerable groups. He has co-founded “Myanmar Students’ Association Australia”. His work in running fund raising campaigns has raised close to 90,000 AUD which has been successfully distributed to CDM workers, vulnerable Myanmar students and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Harrison has initiated the planning of inclusivity and awareness events for onshore international Myanmar students through membership several tertiary student cultural groups including the UniMelb Myanmar Student Association (UMSA) and being a co-founder for Monash Myanmar Student Association (MMSA). Lastly, he has worked together with Myanmar Research Network and AMI on various advocacy agendas.

Questions and Answers will follow the presentations.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You can also pose questions using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.