Please join local filmmaker and current member of the Democratic State Committee Nazda Alam, where she will discuss her documentary, “Rohingya: Atrocities against Women.” This is a compelling short documentary about the Rohingya Muslim women who were raped and tortured in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and fled to Bangladesh, where they are living in refugee camps. Following the screening, Ms. Alam will be joined by panelists Dr. Ruhul Abid of Brown University, and Professor Robert McAndrews of Salem State University.
Alam, who was born in a small town in Bangladesh but came to the US to study in 1982, traveled to refugee camps back in her mother country to get some of these stories out to the world. It’s a humanitarian crisis that’s been going on for more than two years, with little attention around the world. Approximately 1 million Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Myanmar where the United Nations has declared a “classic case of ethnic cleansing” is being carried out.
Nazda Alam was the first Muslim female member of the Massachusetts Electoral College in 2016 and Chair of the Muslim Voter Registration Project in Massachusetts from 2015-2016. Alam also sat on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Immigration and Refugee Policy from 2004-2007.
She currently serves as President and CEO of the Nazda Alam Foundation for Muslim Women Civic Engagement and Leadership. Read more.
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71C Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970