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