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Rohingya Refugee Crisis Symposium and Documentary Showings
February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
[This event was organized by ERG students Yoshika Crider and Samira Siddique to discuss global issues around statelessness, political identity, and development of the Rohingya refugee crisis. In addition, both Siddique and ERG professor Isha Ray will be speaking at the speaker line-up on 2/7. Click for the full agenda here.] I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts (A screening with Director present) DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2020 TIME: 5 – 7 PM PLACE: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center TITLE: I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts (A screening with Director present) DESCRIPTION: Join us for a special screening of a documentary about life, loss, and the resilience of “the most persecuted people on Earth.” I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts is a powerful documentary that chronicles the journey of fourteen Rohingya youth who take to the stage in order to depict their families’ harrowing escape from Burma. With no prior acting experience, the decision to re-enact the stories of their people becomes a courageous act of resistance, demonstrating to the world that they will not be erased, and they will not be silenced. The event will include a discussion with the director, Yusuf Zine. Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and its implications for Bangladesh DATE: Friday, February 7, 2020 TIME: 9 AM – 6:30 PM PLACE: Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) TITLE: Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and its implications for Bangladesh DESCRIPTION: Join us on Friday, February 7, 2020 for a one day conference titled Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and its implications for Bangladesh, and hear from scholars, activists, and members of the community as they grapple with these issues.