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Posted on on June 21st, 2010
by Pincas Jawetz (

from HRW Press <>
subject REMINDER Tomorrow: June 22, 2010 – Burma Political Prisoner Art & Photo Installation.

Reminder:  Please join Human Rights Watch and creative agency JWT for our Grand Central Station Burma political prisoners art and advocacy event opening early tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m.

The exhibition represents a Burmese prison complex, with interactive, cultural, and educational readings, dance, and other performances throughout the day.  The goal of the project is outreach and education directed at the United Nations ahead of the coming General Assembly.  This project is part of Human Rights Watch’s signature campaign directed at the UN—where, by taking a pen, Grand Central’s thousands of daily visitors can literally “remove” jail bars.  For more details of the installation, see:

What:        One-day art installation to press for the freedom of Burma’s 2,100 political prisoners

Who: Leaders of Burma’s exile community (including former political prisoners, monks, musicians, and artists), representatives of Human Rights Watch, including Executive Director Kenneth Roth, New York artists, performers and writers, and members of JWT’s creative team

When:       Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Chanting monks kick off opening ceremonies at 7:45 a.m.; full schedule of speakers and events available.

Where:      Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall (entrance on 42nd St. at Park Ave)

For more information, please contact:

Minky Worden: +1-212-216-1250; or +1-917-497-0540 (mobile); or

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Human Rights Watch and JWT
are pleased to invite you to a special event:
Burma Political Prisoners Art and Photo Installation

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 7:30am- 7:00pm
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
(entrance on 42nd St at Park Ave)

The centerpiece of this event is an interactive installation created by advertising agency JWT which enables visitors to sign a petition to the leader of Burma’s military government, Senior General Than Shwe.

Please join us for remarks from members of Burma’s exile community (including monks, dissidents, musicians, and artists), representatives of Human Rights Watch, and members of JWT‘s creative team at 8am, 12:30pm, and 6:15pm. There will also be speakers and performances throughout the day.

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