Rule of Law Initiative: Burma

The Firm is active with the democratic resistance movement in Burma—both domestically and abroad. Ms. Ressmeyer serves on the Advisory Board to the Burmese Center for Community Education (“BCCE”) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Every year, the Firm partners with BCCE to sponsor a five-day sightseeing “Summer Freedom Trip” to Washington D.C. for twenty high school students.  Later in the year, the Firm again partners with the BCCE to sponsor a Winter School for 91 middle-school-aged children.  The Winter School provided critical language and math acquisition training to newly resettled refugee-children.

Ms. Ressmeyer has also served as a research fellow with the Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies. In that capacity, she advised and collaborated with the constitutional drafting committees of the federated states of Burma.

Advisory Panel (Assoc. Dir. Susan Williams, Dir. Susan Williams, Seventh Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton, Kellen G. Ressmeyer) Chiang Mai, Thailand

She has also volunteered with humanitarian relief teams to bring supplies to persons displaced by Burma’s civil conflict.

Kellen G. Ressmeyer (with N. Plo) speaking to ethnic Karen
Kellen G. Ressmeyer (center) with Karenni refugee children

Ms. Ressmeyer’s time in Burma served as the inspiration for the comic books, Karennis: La Rivière De L’Espoir and Karennis: Comme Des Ombres Sur La Terre, by French writer Olivier Ferra.