This event is free and open to the public.
For decades, the Rohingya people of Burma have faced systematic discrimination and targeted violence by the Burmese government. They have been stripped of their citizenship, forced from their homes, and denied basic human rights. In August 2017, the Burmese military launched a clearance operation forcing over 700,000 Rohingya to flee into Bangladesh. In the face of extreme persecution, and despite the efforts of the Myanmar government to erase them, the Rohingya continue to show a face of resiliency and courage in their desire for peace, justice, and accountability.
This symposium brings together survivors, activists, and internationally renowned experts to foster a better understanding of the crisis and explore possible paths forward. The symposium will be centered on the photography exhibit Exiled to Nowhere by documentary photographer Greg Constantine. This exhibit documents not only the plight of the Rohingya and how the tactics taken over time have led to the near destruction of this community, but also shows how, in spite of all that has been done to destroy them, the Rohingya continue to find a way to survive and persevere regardless of the ground beneath their feet.
For more information about the symposium and a full list of events, please visit https://bit.ly/2tTBaHo
More information on the exhibit, please visit https://ohs.org/museum/exhibits/exiled-to-nowhere-burmas-rohingya.cfm
Thanks to our sponsors: Never Again Coalition, WorldOregon, Americans for Rohingya, Muslim Educational Trust, KBOO Community Radio, The Immigrant Story, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Friends of Rohingya, The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University, Refugee Assistance and Information Network International, American Jewish World Service – AJWS, Crime Victims Rights Alliance at Lewis & Clark Law School