Area of Focus: Burma
Location: New York, North Babylon
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 experiences drive his interest in social justice to this day. He has worked and collaborated with various organizations including Amnesty International, United Nations Association-San Diego, Alliance for Africa Assistance, CEGUN, Uganda North American Association, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, and UNESCO Chair’s Global Intergenerational Human Rights Leadership Forum on various human rights violations and crisis. Tim has leveraged his Carl Wilkens Fellowship provides him to develop his capacity as a grassroots organizer and to more closely coordinate Burma focused advocacy organizations within the New York metropolitan area.