Myra Dahgaypaw is the Policy Adviser/Interim Executive Director for U.S. Campaign for Burma. She is a Karen human rights activist from Karen State, Eastern Burma. She was an internally displaced person for about 12 years and a refugee for 17 years until she resettled to the United States. Myra has lost many family members and friends to the brutality of Burma’s military regime. Since
Staci Alziebler-Perkins is a 2011 Carl Wilkens Fellow. She has 20 years of experience with national and international nonprofit organizations.
Born and raised in Rangoon, Burma, Tim Aye Hardy grew up under multiple repressive regime governments in the country. Part of a family that championed struggles for peace, freedom and fundamental human rights in Burma, he also witnessed friends and family members disappear, face imprisonment, flee the country, and be killed, for demanding the basic human rights that every person should posses. Tim’s family
As founder of Righteous Pictures, a film and new media production company, Michael Pertnoy is dedicated to developing creative and innovative community-based projects to educate, engage, cultivate and foster social change. His film, The Last Survivor, which helped to launch the first ever Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month in April 2009, tells the story of survivors of four different genocides who have become active
Azra Smailkadic-Brkic was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, republic of the former Yugoslavia. The war and genocide in Bosnia (1992-1995) and its aftermath have fostered her strong interest in genocide prevention, conflict management, peace building, and human rights. Azra holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Bologna (Italy). Her thesis entitled