RCC Demonstration 2019
August 25, 2019
The Demonstration was attended by hundreds of people. Senator Durbin, Representative Schakowsky, and State Senator Villivalam, along with several community leaders addressed the gathering.
The United Nations lists the Rohingya Muslims of northwestern Burma (Myanmar) among the most persecuted people in the world.
RCC provides a variety of social services ranging from ESL classes to citizenship assistance.
Approximately 1,000 Rohingya refugees have been resettled in Chicago, and RCC serves as the social hub for the community, providing a space for weddings, dinners, and other social events.
Rohingya families lead the facilitation of multiple programs, including courses in English (ESL), career workshops, after-school tutoring, and more. The center offers Chicago’s growing refugee community an opportunity to participate in community-building projects as they begin to establish their lives and become part of the American fabric.
Please contact your local Congressmen and Senators and ask them to support legislation calling for Myanmar to do the following: