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The Rohingya are a majority Muslim ethnic minority who have been ruthlessly oppressed by the Myanmar military, suffering indiscriminate killings, forced evacuations, rape, and other forms of violence. Over 620,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes since August. The UN has called it a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Others have called it genocide. We can all agree that brutal persecution of the Rohingya people must stop.
Join us to learn about the history of the conflict and present state of affairs from Yusuf Iqbal, President of Americans for Rohingya. Rabbi Joshua Rose, Congregation Shaarie Torah, will offer a reflection on a Jewish view of the crisis, and Professor Amanda Byron, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS) Project at PSU, will briefly review the history of genocide. Postcards urging members of the Senate and Congress to take action to end this crisis will be available for attendees to sign.
The program is jointly sponsored by the Oregon Board of Rabbis, the Never Again Coalition, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU.