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Saturday, July 6 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Genocide of the Rohingya: An Indigenous Peoples Struggle in Burma

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As a ethnic minority in Myanmar that is also Muslim, we will examine how the Rohingya's struggle has been overlooked or downplayed by international players and how global Islamophobia has affected perception of their struggle. We will examine the role China has played and look at where the Burmese "darling of democracy" Aung San Suu Kyi stands and how she's contributed to this genocide.

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Khadija Y. Mehter

Khadija Mehter is an activist who grew up in Syracuse, New York, to parents who immigrated from Burma. She has worked on issues of social justice for well over a decade, including Palestine solidarity work, Black liberation and indigenous liberation. Throughout her career as activist... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
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