July 26, 2016

*Download PDF file below for instructions on how to participate on World Rohingya Day*

Life is continuing to worsen for the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. At the same time, international news media outlets only pay attention to their suffering when sensational events such as killings or violence breaks out against the Rohingya.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, officially rejected using the name “Rohingya” for the persecuted Muslim minority and called on foreign governments to follow suit; in effect, Suu Kyi caved to the demands of Burma’s rising, violent Islamophobic Buddhist nationalist movement.
  • Sadly, a representative of the European Union was all too happy to accede to Suu Kyi’s anti-Rohingya request.
  • During this past month new attacks were perpetrated not just against the Rohingya but also ethnic Bamar and Chinese Muslims whose villages were attacked and mosques destroyed.

In order to highlight the genocide that the Rohingya face, activists and supporters are organizing national and international rallies on World Humanitarian Day and dubbing it World Rohingya Day to create awareness of the humanitarian crisis they face.

We are requesting that all Rohingya supporters and friends around the world prepare for the upcoming World Rohingya Day!

What you can do:

  • Organize a rally in your city or town and invite everyone. The plight of the Rohingya is an issue all humans should be aware of and support. It is not a Muslim only issue.
  • Contact us if you want to participate in World Rohingya Day and we will provide resources to help you put together an event to raise awareness for the persecuted Rohingya.

If you are in the Chicago-land area join us:

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 5PM-7PM 

Where: Federal Plaza. 50 W. Adams St. Chicago, IL. 60604

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New York: Rally at the UN and then march to the Burmese Consulate

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 3PM

Where: Dag Hammarskold Plaza near the UN. 47 Street between 1 and 2nd Avenue, New York City, New York.

Washington DC: Rally at the Burmese Embassy

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 3PM

Where: Embassy of Burma. 2300 S Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

London: Rally in front of the Myanmar Embassy

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 12:00-13:00 GMT

Where: Myanmar Embassy: 19 Charles St, London W1J 5DT

Stockholm: Rally at the Parliament House

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 3PM

Where: Parliament House. Riksgatan 1, 100 12 Stockholm, Sweden.

Contact: Abul Kalam: 0046737718573

Toronto: Rally at Mississagua Celebration Square

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 5PM-7PM

Where: Mississagua Celebration Square. 300 City Centre Dr,  Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C1.

Los Angeles: Rally in front of the Consulate of Myanmar in Los Angeles

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 11AM

Where: The Equitable Life Building/Myanmar Consulate. 3435 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90010

Boston: Rally at Harvard Square

When: August 19, 2016

Time: 5PM-7PM

Where: Harvard Square. 18 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA. 02138

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