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SEASSI Lecture Series

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Lecture Series flyer for Tharaphi Than's talk on Burmese Social Movements

Join us in a lecture on Burmese Social Movements!

Given by Tharaphi Than (Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Northern Illinois University), this talk will focus visual images and slogans of protests from the 1938 oilfield workers’ strike to the recent resistance against the 2021 coup in Burma/Myanmar. Through the images, slogans, cartoons, songs, and posters, we will discuss the underlying ideological discourses and aspirations for a new society. This talk will also highlight how protesters use the cultural expressions to demand political and so

cial change, mobilize people, rally support, poke fun of those in power, and shape public opinion.

Offered in-person and via Zoom


June 27
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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