Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will speak at Bender Arena Sept. 20 from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in a speech catered to D.C.’s Burmese community.
The speech will be in Burmese. There may not be a translator, according to Erin Murphy, a special assistant at the U.S. State Department, who is helping to coordinate the event.
Suu Kyi was elected to Myanmar’s Parliament in April in a landslide victory. She also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. However, she was not able to receive this prize until this June, almost 21 years later.
Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest from 1989 until 2010 after her party, the National League for Democracy, won a large victory in the 1990 elections, according to the Burma Campaign. However, the miliary junta denied Suu Kyi that victory.