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The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya: Discussion and Photography Exhibition

The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya: Discussion and Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, February 13, 9–11 a.m. Russell Senate Office Building Room 385 Two Constitution Avenue NE Washington, DC Please join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the American Jewish World Service for a panel discussion and the launch of a photography exhibition on the mass atrocities and ethnic cleansing of Burma’s Muslim-minority Rohingya population. Leading experts on atrocity prevention and prominent Rohingya activists will share updated information about the ongoing crisis and next steps to stem the atrocities and prevent future attacks. Photographer Greg Constantine’s photo essay of Rohingya refugees fleeing mass atrocities will be on display in the Russell Senate Office Building from February 12 through February 16. Discussion will draw on the Museum's recently released report with Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights, “They Tried to Kill Us All: Atrocity Crimes Against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar.” The report documents crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and mounting evidence of genocide against the Rohingya community.

SPEAKERS: Robert Bank, President and CEO, American Jewish World Service Greg Constantine, Photojournalist Lieutenant-General (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire, Founder, Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, former UN Force Commander of the 1994 UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda Cameron Hudson, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK Wai Wai Nu, Director, Women's Peace Network Arakan Ambassador David Saperstein, former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Members of Congress will deliver remarks following the discussion.

Photo: A group of Rohingya travel in the back of a truck to one of the refugee camps in Balukhali, September 2017.Greg Constantine, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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