Past Events

Eyes to Burma’s Fall 2016 Events

In September 2016, Eyes to Burma founder Fred Stockwell visited Oregon and California for a series of fundraising events and informational talks. ETB’s volunteers shared the fundraising results to supporters in a recent newsletter. Click here to read.

Thank you to all of our generous donors and supporters. We all look forward to another year of successes, overcoming challenges, and progress.

Ashland, OR  |  Thursday, September 15, from 7 to 9 pm

Benefit Concert with LOVEBITE
@ the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth Street
$30 advance, $35 door
Sponsored by New Bohemia Productions, LOVEBITE, and ETB Board members

NY Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Pevar, vocalist Inger Nova Jorgensen, and their soulful funk rock band LOVEBITE performed a benefit concert for Eyes to Burma in Ashland, Oregon. Opening with a duet by Jeff and Inger, LOVEBITE performed original music and select covers. Click here to read more about the band.

LoveBite benefit v5

Tickets were available at The Music Coop and Hilltop Music Shop in Ashland and on our online shop:

Ashland, OR  |  Sunday, September 18, at 12 pm

Presentation with Q&A
@ the Unitarian Center (RVUUF), 87 Fourth Street
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by RVUUF and ETB Board members

Fred Stockwell and ETB Board member Kara Q Lewis shared updates on ETB’s projects with photo and video slideshow. Q&A from long-time ETB Ashland supporters created in-depth discussions about poverty, humanitarian aid, and how to make a difference.

ETB Fred Kara Talk 2016

San Francisco, CA  |  Friday, September 23, time TBA

ride high foundationMeet & Greet
@ Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals, 274 Shotwell St
Sponsored by Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals Himalayan Roadrunners Motorcycle Tours via Ride High Foundation

Fred talked and shared slideshows of ETB projects to Ride High Foundation friends. Himalayan Roadrunners members visit the community Mae Sot twice a year and see ETB projects first-hand in Mae Sot regularly. It was exciting to connect with their supporters Stateside.



Events in 2015

Here are Eyes to Burma’s 2015 events in Ashland, Oregon. Local Board members and volunteers in the Rogue Valley organize these events to support ETB’s humanitarian projects by raising funds, 100 percent of which go to help the community at the Mae Sot rubbish dump. We thank all of the local individuals and businesses who donated to these events. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Because Eyes to Burma is a direct aid organization, every dollar donated goes a long way, and we are proud of our global network of supporters in 19 countries.

Want to share this information with friends and family? There are multiple ways to get the word out. You can share this blog post, forward a copy of this e-vite to your mailing list, and join the following Facebook event pages: Benefit & Celebration, First Friday Meet and Greet, and Gabriel Mark Lipper Artist Reception & Benefit.


Tabling with ETB Board members @ Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market 
Tuesday, September 15, from 8:30 am – TBA

band du pays benefit eyes to burmaBenefit & Celebration
@ Dana Campbell Vineyards
Sunday, September 27, from 5 – 8 pm
$25 general, $10 students (Please note: Ages 21 and over only)

Jazzy American classics performed by Band du Pays, a swing dance lesson by Cori Grimm, amazing raffle and auction prizes, Nguyen Street Food ($6-$12/plate), wine by Dana Campbell Vineyards ($7-$8/glass), talks by Mae Sot volunteer Kara Lewis and Fred Stockwell led by Jeff Golden of Immense Possibilities

Jefferson Exchange Interview @ Jefferson Public Radio 
Tuesday, September 29, between 8:30 – 9 am

eyes to burma students making artFirst Friday Meet & Greet
@ Ashland Art Center
Friday, October 2, from 5 – 7:30 pm
Free event

Meet ETB founder Fred Stockwell and ETB Board Members while viewing art by students from Eyes to Burma’s education projects, which include on-site weekend lessons, daily meals, and sponsorship. You have the opportunity to make your own art that will go back to Mae Sot and be shared with the students.

Fred Stockwell to talk @ Temple Emek Shalom
Saturday, October 3, during 10 am – 12 pm service

Fred Stockwell to talkRogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sunday, October 4, at the end of the 10:30 am – 12 pm service

gabriel mark lipper benefit eyes to burmaGabriel Mark Lipper Artist Reception & Benefit
@ Modern Fan Studio
Wednesday, October 7, from 6 – 8 pm
Free event

“They are us. We are them. All part of the human family.” View large-scale fine art portraits by Gabriel Mark Lipper that ask us to question our assumptions about worth, value, and human connection. Mr. Stockwell will share updates about news and progress from Mae Sot. Wine provided by Linda Donovan Wines.



Events in 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Eyes to Burma Benefit and Celebration, Ashland, OR
Eyes to Burma Love Day, Around the world

Eyes to Burma Benefit and Celebration

Sunday, September 28, 2014

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, Oregon

Winery event 2014

 We thank all of our supporters for making Eyes to Burma’s 2013 events so successful. Read about Fred’s October 2013 visit to Ashland here.


Eyes to Burma Love Day

September 28, 2014

Wherever you reside!

If you aren’t able to make it to the benefit, we hope you will take part in Eyes to Burma Love Day.

We have supporters in 18 countries around the world, including the US, and we want to invite all of you to join together with us for a day of celebration and giving on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

GivingOur goal is to raise $25,000 to fund the upcoming year’s projects in Mae Sot: continuing to provide the dump community with clean water and first aid, as well as supplemental food, clothing, housing materials and work tools. Education has been made a priority this past year, and many children are attending English, computer and music classes at the dump. Additionally, ETB sponsors six children to attend the Children’s Development Centre (CDC) in Mae Sot, and ETB founder Fred Stockwell is working to get six new students enrolled at CDC in the next school year.

To reach our goals, we want to share ETB with as many people as possible, and we need your help to do it. Attached is a digital packet that enables you to share the many accomplishments of Eyes to Burma with family and friends. Several of our supporters have shown these videos at house parties, and we encourage you to consider hosting a house party as a way of spreading the word about our work.

If someone wishes to donate to our non-profit organization, they can easily do so through our website:

For those who decide to host a house party, we would very much appreciate hearing about it. With your permission we could then share your story and photos on our website and Facebook page.

If you do not host a house party, consider taking a moment on September 28th to support the hard-working men, women, and children at the Mae Sot Dump in other ways: with positive thoughts, sharing ETB news, posting our videos below on your social media pages, volunteering, or donating. Even donations of $5 make a difference!

You can of course support ETB and share its news at any time, but we hope you’ll also join us in our global celebration Eyes to Burma Love Day, September 28, 2014.

Here is a digital packet of videos and information to share:


1) Downloadable/Printable info sheet with brief description of ETB with photos

(Here is a JPG copy ~ click the link then right click image and save for easy sharing in emails and social media)

2) Nomad Films short doc “Living on Landfill” by Helen Newman:

Click here if video does not load

3) “The World is Our Community” segment from Immense Possibilities:

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4) “The World Is Still Our Community” segment from Immense Possibilities:

Click here if the video does not load

5) In-depth Q&A with Fred Stockwell by Dennis Remick:

Click here if the video does not load

Thank you in advance for all you do to support ETB’s work
for the hard-working Burmese refugee community at the Mae Sot dump.

Questions? Email
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Events in 2013

Ashland Events

Fred is coming to Ashland October 2013!

Full Schedule Eyes to Burma in Ashland, OR, October 4 - 17, 2013                              Benefit Concert at Grizzly Peak Winery on Saturday, October 5, from 5 - 8 pm

Here is the lineup of his public events:

Friday, Oct. 4  /  5:00 – 7:30 pm  /  Free
Meet & Greet Photography Exhibit
@ Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St, Ashland

Saturday, Oct. 5  /  5:00 – 8:00 pm  /  $25
Benefit Concert with live music, food, wine, and dancing
Benefit concert tickets will be available in advance at The Music Coop, CD or not CD, and Paddington Station in Ashland THIS WEEK (Thursday, 9/10/13)
@ Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St, Ashland

Sunday, Oct. 6  /  9:00 – 9:45 am  /  Free
Slideshow Presentation and Q&A
@ Parish Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N 2nd St, Ashland

Monday, Oct. 14  /  5:00 pm  /  Free
UN Week Opening Talk, Come Early for Snacks
@ Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland

Thursday, Oct. 17  /  12:00 pm  /  $12 (for lunch)
Presentation and Q&A at Club Meeting
Reserve your spot at (541) 488-3194 or
@ Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church, 175 N Main St

Questions? Email

Australian Events


Eyes to Burma Raffle in Australia!

E2B volunteer Megan is holding a fundraising event with lots of great prizes to win. Tickets are:$2.00 each or $15.00 for a book of ten. 100% of profits go to ETB, assisting families currently living and working in a garbage dump. E2B assists with food, clean water, shelter, medicine & vital equipment for survival.
Email if you would like to get on board with buying raffle tickets or are able to help sell them.

Thanks for your support in advance, and thank you Megan, Jacques Maudy photography, and our other E2B Australia volunteers and supporters.

Events in 2012

August 27, 2012 – Fred will be returning to Ashland, Oregon on October 15, 2012. Below is a listing of events at which he will be sharing his experiences over the past year in Mae Sot, Thailand. Other events are still in the planning stage, so please check back for the latest update.

Wednesday, October 17th @ 7:30 PM, SOU Campus – Stevenson Union, Rogue River Room, Ashland: Co-sponsored by SOU-UN Club, Southern OR Amnesty International and Eyes to Burma.  This event will feature a film, panel and discussion on the plight of the Burmese people.  Myra Dahgaypaw, Coordinator for the US Campaign for Burma, Washington, DC and Fred Stockwell, will share their personal stories and knowledge about the current situation in Burma.  Donations to benefit Eyes to Burma.

Thursday, October 18th @ 7 PM, Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ – 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland:  The Hearth – A Community Storytelling Event to benefit Eyes to Burma.  The theme of the stories told by community members (including Fred) will be “Living on the Edge.”

Saturday, October 20th from 5-7 PM, Ashland Art Center – 357 E. Main St, Ashland: A reception will be held for Fred Stockwell and Eyes to Burma, including an exhibit of Fred’s photographs from Mae Sot, Thailand.

Sunday, October 21st from 10:30-11:30AM – Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (RVUUF), 87 4th Street, Ashland: Fred is honored that Eyes to Burma was chosen to be the recipient of the RVUUF Third Sunday Collection. Fred will speak to the congregation, and his photographs will be on display. The service will be followed at noon by Fred’s PowerPoint presentation of his work with the garbage dump community in Mae Sot.

Monday, October 22nd from 6-7:30 PM, Medford Congregational United Church of Christ – 1801 E. Jackson St, Medford:  Fred will meet with children and families at a pot luck gathering to offer a child-friendly presentation about the lives of the Burmese refugees.

Tuesday, October 23rd @ 7 AM – Fred joins the Ashland Lithia Springs Rotary Club for their morning meeting to speak about his accomplishments over the past year. Located at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.

Wednesday, October 24th from 1-2:30 PM, SOU Campus – Stevenson Union, Rogue River Room, Ashland:  International Student Pot Luck (at noon) followed by an Eyes to Burma PowerPoint presentation co-sponsored by SOU-UN Club, Southern Oregon Amnesty International and Eyes to Burma.

Wednesday, October 24th @ 7 PM, Medford Congregational United Church of Christ – 1801 E. Jackson St, Medford:  Fred Stockwell brings a PowerPoint presentation on the work of Eyes to Burma.  A film on Burma will be screened with audience Q & A.

Friday, October 26th, Temple Emek Shalom – 1800 East Main Street, Ashland.  As a part of the Shabbat service, Fred will be speaking about his work with Eyes to Burma. The service begins at 7:30 PM, and Fred will share his experiences at around 8 PM.

Sunday, October 28th @ 7 PM, Havurah Shir Hadash – 185 N. Mountain Ave, Ashland – An evening of stories about the people of the dump captured in a photo PowerPoint.  A film on Burma will be screened with audience Q & A.

Tuesday, October 30th from 5-6:30 PM, Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 South Bartlett Street, Medford: Fred will share a photographic presentation about Eyes to Burma, the nonprofit organization through which he assists Burmese refugees in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Events in 2011

November 3, 2011 – Fred will be returning to Ashland, Oregon on November 13, and is looking forward to attending several events in the area over the following two weeks to share his experiences. Below is his schedule of presentations as it stands now.

Sunday, November 13 – Although Fred will not yet have arrived in the Rogue Valley (flight due in at midnight), the invaluable work he is doing will be presented in a “Mission Moment” at the Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon. Services are held at 9:00 and 10:30am. All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 15 – The Ashland Lithia Springs Rotary Club welcomes Fred to their morning meeting at 7:00am.  Fred will give an update on all that he has accomplished in the past year in his work with Burmese refugees living on a garbage dump in Thailand. The meeting will take place at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, Oregon.

Thursday, November 17 – Join Fred at ScienceWorks at 7:00 pm, where he will present an overview of the important work he is doing in Thailand. Particular progress has been made in supplying clean water to the Burmese people at the garbage dump. ScienceWorks is located at 1500 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520.

Friday, November 18 – As a follow-up to a feature article in the JPR Monthly last year(, Fred will be interviewed by Geoffrey Riley on JPR’s Jefferson Exchange at 8:00am.

Saturday, November 19 – South Stage Cellars Tasting Room and Garden, located at 125 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville, OR,  will be hosting Fred, who will share his experiences helping Burmese refugees at the Thai/Burma border. This event is scheduled for 3:00pm – all are welcome.

Sunday, November 20 – Fred brings a PowerPoint presentation and an exhibit of photographs to the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 87 4th Street, Ashland, OR. His organization, Eyes to Burma, was selected by the Fellowship’s Social Justice & Action Committee to be their 3rd Sunday service recipient. The service begins at 10:30am. Fred’s presentation will be made at noon in the Great Hall, with a question and answer period to follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 22 – Fred is the guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Medford, which meets from 12:10-1:15 pm at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, #1, Medford, Oregon. He will be sharing his experiences in providing food, clean water, clothing and first aid to Burmese refugees in Thailand.


At any time, a PowerPoint presentation is available and Fred can be contacted to arrange a live Skype call from the Thai/Burma border to any group. Please email him at


Fred Stockwell moved to the Thai/Burma border in January 2008. He had not been back to the U.S. until October 2010. During his few weeks in back in Oregon he gave some wonderful presentations.

Public Talks, October, 2010:

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 4-6 p.m.: A presentation of photographs and Q&A at South Stage Cellars Tasting Room and Garden, 125 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530-9253, (541) 899-9120,

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 8 a.m.-10 a.m. (rebroadcast 8 p.m.-10 p.m.): Fred was interviewed on the Jefferson Exchange, NPR’s live call-in news program. People participated by calling in to (541) 552-6782 or (800) 838-3760 and listening in to the radio show on these radio stations: KSJK AM 1230 (Talent), KAGI AM 930 (Grants Pass), KTBR AM 950 (Roseburg), KRVM AM 1280 (Eugene), KSYC AM 1490 (Yreka), KMJC AM 620 (Mt. Shasta), KPMO AM 1300 (Mendocino), KJPR AM 1330 (Redding), KNHM FM 91.5 FM (Bayside/Eureka)

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 2 p.m.: A presentation of photographs and Q&A at ScienceWorks’ new SciTheater, 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520-1312, (541) 482-6767,

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 noon: A presentation of photographs and Q&A at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 87 4th Street, Ashland, OR 97520-2149, (541) 482-4755.

Fred also spoke to private groups as well as groups meeting at Ashland High School, Ashland Rotary, Rogue Valley Rotary and Carol Voisin’s Ethical Thinking classes at Southern Oregon University.

He hopes to return to the U.S. in Fall 2011 and welcomes any requests to speak.

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