August 8th, 2008:
Below is a list of the major actions that will take place in the United States on August 8th. To see the full list of world-wide events, check out our 8.8.08 Event Page.
Even if you can't attend any of these events you can still do something for Burma on that day.
Many people have already pledged to not watch the Olympic opening ceremonies -- which have nothing to do with Olympic competition and instead are being used to whitewash China's human rights record. Instead of watching China's display, educate friends and family about what is happening in Burma:
- Blog for Burma: Take the time to write a post on your blog about why you will not watch the Olympics. Make sure that you link back to the USCB website
- Letter to the Editor: Easily send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and let them know why you think people should not watch the opening ceremonies
- Post a flyer in your window: This idea came from one of our chapter leaders in Philadelphia -- post a flyer in the window of your home, to let your neighbors know that you will not be watching the opening Olympic ceremonies. Download the poster here.
August 8th, 2008 is a good opportunity to let the world know about Burma. Please join us.
If you would like more info on an event or want to contact leaders of the actions - please email us
New York - August 8th