Kyaw Thein to discuss survival and insecurity in Yangon, Myanmar
On Tuesday, September 17th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse
University is pleased to welcome Kyaw Thein as she shares her personal story of
coming to adulthood in the midst of discrimination and growing anti-Muslim and
anti-Rohingya sentiment. She will further explain how the current crisis in
Myanmar has led her to explore her family’s history and reflect on her own
experiences as she strives to create a future for herself.
The Rohingya people have been at the center of the ongoing
violence and persecution in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, which has forced hundreds
of thousands of people to flee their homes to neighboring Bangladesh. The United
Nations, Human Rights Watch, and many other international organizations have
drawn attention to the refugee crisis. While much less attention has focused on
the challenges faced by Rohingya living in other parts of Myanmar and what
their experiences can reveal about the intersecting identities of race,
religion, and gender.
This talk will take place at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall and is
open to all.
Co-sponsored by the Renee Crown University Honors Program and the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program.