Suu Kyi Announces September Visit to Summit City

By Scott Sarvay

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - After petitioning to have Nobel Laureate winner and Burma Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visit Fort Wayne during her trip to the United States, the local Burmese community is excited to announce her official visit in late September to the Summit City.

Suu Kyi, 67, will visit Fort Wayne on September 25th, days after receiving her 2008 Congressional Gold Medal Award in Washington D.C on September 20th. She’ll also be accepting the Global Citizenship Award in New York City on September 22nd.

Suu Kyi had spent much of a quarter-century under house arrest by the Myanmar’s ruling military. In 2010 she was freed and elected to a seat in the nation’s year-old parliament.

In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

According to the 2010 census, the majority of the state’s roughly 7,900 Burmese are residents of either Allen or Marion counties.

Suu Kyi will make her public appearance at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on September 25th.

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