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South Asia Center presents: Survival and Insecurity: A Personal History of being Rohingya in Yangon, Myanmar

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The Rohingya people have been in the news because of the ongoing violence and persecution in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, on the north western coast. Hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring Bangladesh and the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and many other international organizations have drawn attention to the refugee crisis. Much less attention has focused on the challenges faced by Rohingya living in other parts of Myanmar and what their experiences reveal about the intersecting identities of race, religion, and gender. As a well-educated Rohingya woman whose parents moved to Yangon as children, Kyaw Thein will share her personal story of coming to adulthood in the midst of discrimination and growing anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya sentiment. The current crisis has led her to explore her family’s history and reflect on her own experiences as she strives to create a future for herself.  

Sponsored by the South Asia Center and the Renee Crown Honors Program. 

For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson, 

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