Monday, January 29th
The Royingya are a majority Muslim ethnic minority who have been ruthlessly oppressed by the
Myanmar military, suffering indiscriminate killings, forced evacuations, rape and other forms of
violence. Approximately 700,000 Royingya have been forced to flee their homes since August
and only about 400,000 Rohingya remain in Burma. 120,000 of those are kept in concentration
The UN has called it a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Others have called it genocide.
We can all agree that brutal persecution of the Rohingya people must stop.
Join us to learn about the history of the conflict and present state of affairs from Yusuf Iqbal,
President of Americans for Rohingya. Rabbi Joshua Rose, Congregation Shaarie Torah, will
offer a reflection on a Jewish view of the crisis and Professor Amanda Byron, Holocaust and
Genocide Studies (HGS) Project at PSU, will briefly review the history of genocide. Postcards
urging members of the Senate and Congress to take action to end this crisis will be available
for attendees to sign.
This program is jointly sponsored by the Oregon Board of Rabbis, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Never Again Coalition and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU.