Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will speak at the University of Louisville Comstock Hall on Sept. 24 as a guest of The McConnell Center. Recently released from house arrest after protesting the militaristic regime in Burma in 1989, her visit is of great interest to people from Burma, a large group of whom reside in Louisville and are ministered to by CBF Field Personnel Steve Clark and Annette Ellard. Indeed, Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville is providing transportation for almost 150 Karen, Chin, Kachin, Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Burman people.
Suu Kyi is a voice for democracy and for those who have been dealt the worst kinds of injustice. She is visiting Louisville after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington D.C. and the Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Award in New York City.
Tickets are no longer available to the public, however, KBF will follow-up with those able to attend and find out how they were affected by being able to take part in such an important and historic event.