Jun 11, 2015, 07:54 ET
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter Matt Dillon will discuss his recent visit to western Myanmar and reports of a humanitarian crisis among the Muslim ethnic minority, known as the Rohingya refugees, at an NPC Speakers Newsmakers event, Thursday, June 11 at 9:00 am.
One of the first celebrities to spotlight the plight of the Rohingyas, Dillon toured the region at the request of Rohingya activist Thun Khin during an Asian promotional tour for his new TV series "Wayward Pines."
Dillon will be joined by Michael Gabaudan, President of Refugees International. Gabaudan previously served as the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Dillon, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "Crash," has also appeared in such films as "The Outsiders," "Rumble Fish,""Something About Mary," "To Die For," and "Little Darlings."
The event will be held in the NPC Fourth Estate Room. Remarks will begin promptly at 9 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 10 a.m. NPC members and credentialed journalists may attend.
Contact: Melinda Cooke
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SOURCE National Press Club
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