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January 2019 Event Update
The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee
invites you to…

 
“Rohingya Genocide in Burma (Also Known as Myanmar)”
 
A Presentation by
Shaukhat Kyaw Soe Aung Ali – Founder & Executive Director
Rohingya American Society (RAS) in Milwaukee
Dildar Yahya – Member of the Rohingya American Society in Milwaukee
Muhammad Faizal Fakaruddin – UW Milwaukee Student
Free & Open to the Public
Saturday – January 12th, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 Noon
Redeemer Lutheran Church - 631 N. 19th Street (Rear Entrance) in Milwaukee

 
According to the organization Stop Genocide Now (SGN),
 
”… The Burmese (Myanmar) government, along with radical Burmese Buddhists, are attempting to exterminate the Rohingya people through direct violence and denial of rights.  The Rohingya are an ethnic group who primarily live in the Rakhine state in southwest Burma (which is also known as Myanmar).
 
Since 1982, the Rohingya people have been denied citizenship and basic human rights both inside their native Burma and in refugee camps throughout Southeast Asia.  They are not allowed to travel without official permission, subjected to routine forced labor, and have been resettled on unfarmable land while their previous lands have been confiscated and given to Buddhist settlers from elsewhere in Burma.  In addition, almost 140,000 Rohingya have been illegally put in internment camps throughout the country.  Violence and oppression in Burma have forced many Rohingya to flee to neighboring Thailand and Bangladesh, where they live in abject poverty and where many die each year from disease and starvation…”
 

This presentation will include information on:
* The activities of the Rohingya American Society

*The history of the Rohingya people including their condition of statelessness  
*The current Rohingya refugee crisis including crimes against their humanity and the ongoing Rohingya genocide in Burma (also known as Myanmar)
*The involvement of the United Nations in the Rohingya genocide

For further information, contact Debbie Metke at
414.881.0904 (phone) / dmetke@gmail.com



Activist Training

Skill Workshops
Sat. Jan. 12, 2019,  11 am - 5pm
The Peace Center, 1001 E. Keefe Ave.
 

Presented by
George Martin and Julie Enslow
Well known activists, former staff of Peace Action of Wis.,
former Fellows at Marquette University Center for
Peacemaking,  recipients of Lifetime Activist Awards
from Wis. Network for Peace and Justice.
 
Skill Workshops:
• Meeting Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making
• Strategy Chart Planning
• Organizing Demonstrations, Vigils, Marches, News Conferences
• Nonviolent Direct Actions       
• Working with the Media and Authorities
• Effective Flyers, Signs and Banners
 
$10  - includes lunch and printed materials
(or pay what you can)
 
To register, email
juliebenslow@gmail.com (subject- activist training)
or call 414-745-5740

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