American Jewish World Service (AJWS) invites you to
Bear Witness: Responding to Burma’s Rohingya Crisis
Join AJWS for “Exiled to Nowhere”—a gallery exhibition and conversation with award-winning photojournalist Greg Constantine, who has documented the devastating ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people of Burma. We will hear from a panel of experts, including a Rohingya activist and AJWS staff, about the roots of this crisis and what our community can do to aid survivors and stop the bloodshed.
Jackie Judd, Journalist
Greg Constantine, photojournalist
Tun Khin, President of AJWS grantee Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
Tracey Gurd, AJWS Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy
Cocktail reception and gallery viewing to follow program.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
(Between 34th and 35th Streets)
*Please note that ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya is an exhibition by photojournalist Greg Constantine documenting the mass atrocities and ethnic cleansing of Burma’s Rohingya population. Funded by American Jewish World Service, the exhibition was launched in February 2018 in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to pursue justice and fight poverty in the developing world. By supporting hundreds of social change organizations in 19 countries, we respond to the most pressing issues of our time—from disasters, genocide and hunger, to the persecution of women and minorities worldwide. With Jewish values and a global reach, AJWS is making a difference in millions of lives and bringing a more just and equitable world closer for all.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Greg Constantine is a documentary photographer who has spent over a decade chronicling and relating powerful stories about the persecution of stateless communities around the world. His work has been exhibited in over 40 cities worldwide, and he has authored three books: Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya (2012) was named “Notable Photo Book of the Year” by Photo District News Magazine,and Nowhere People (2015) was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Photo Books of 2015” by Mother Jones. Constantine is a gripping speaker, known for his 2016 TEDx talk, and he is currently the 2017 Artist-in-Residence of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Tracey Gurd is AJWS’s Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy, responsible for leading a key portfolio of AJWS’s grantmaking in the developing world and for directing our work to promote U.S. and global laws and policies that advance human rights. Prior to joining AJWS in 2016, Tracey held numerous roles at the Open Society Foundations, including Division Director of Strategy and Senior Advocacy Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Originally from Australia, she was previously a research fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and a policy analyst at both the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and at the Australian Embassy in Budapest. She is a graduate of the Australian National University and holds a Masters of Public International Law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law from the University of Melbourne.
Jackie Judd is a lifelong journalist who reported for ABC News, NPR and, most recently, the PBS NewsHour. Through her career, Ms. Judd covered politics and social policy as well as major international events—including the Tiananmen Square protests, the fall of the Berlin Wall and tensions in the West Bank. She has been recognized with many awards, including national Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award. She also spent a decade at the Kaiser Family Foundation focusing on health policy communications and the international AIDS epidemic. Today, Ms. Judd is a communications consultant specializing in the non-profit sector. Using her journalistic skills, she serves as a conference moderator and trains people in public speaking and delivering TedTalks.
Tun Khin is President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), which works to improve the social and human rights conditions of the Rohingya people, a Muslim ethnic group described by the United Nations as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Over the past 12 years under Tun Khin’s leadership, BROUK has been a leading voice for Rohingya people around the world, particularly for those in refugee camps in Bangladesh and those facing grave humanitarian conditions and ongoing human rights abuses in Burma. Tun Khin’s advocacy has taken him to the U.S. Congress and State Department, British Parliament, Swedish Parliament, European Union Parliament and Commission and the United Nations. In 2015, he received the prestigious Richard C. Holbrooke award for leadership from Refugees International.