RCC Events Timeline
October 14, 2017
Senator Durbin visited RCC
Senator Durbin visited RCC on October 14, 2017. He met with members of the Rohingya community, heard their stories of persecution, escape, and resettlement in the United States, and had lunch with the community.
Sept 23, 2017
Demonstration for Rohingya
The demonstration was attended by hundred of people. Various leader of the community such as Congresswoman Schakowsky, Professor Azeem Ibrahim, Turkish General Consul Umut Acar, and representatives of CAIR, CIOGC, and RCC spoke at the event.
July 8th, 2017
RCC Charity Softball Tournament
Great turnout for RCC softball tournament organized by volunteer Zayd Ather. Eight teams competed with proceeds going to RCC.
June 30th – July 3rd, 2017
RCC had a booth at the ISNA conference sponsored by the Zakat Foundation. The booth was a success with hundred of people coming by to learn about the work done at the center and donating.
April 22nd, 2017
RCC held a its first anniversary celebration.
RCC held its first anniversary celebration. Over 300 people attended. Several prominent people spoke on the effect RCC has had on the community, and its importance. Volunteers were honoured.
December 10th, 2016
400 Blankets and shoes
400 Blankets and shoes were distributed by RCC to the community.
November 5th, 2016
RCC held a demonstration
RCC held a demonstration at the Presidential Plaza in downtown Chicago to raise awareness of persecution of Rohingya in Burma. Attended by over 200 people. There was notable media presence.
October 30th, 2016
RCC held a demonstration
RCC held a demonstration on Devon Ave to raise awareness of persecution of Rohingya in Burma. Attended by 150 people.
October 26th, 2016
RCC was invited to attend US Global Leadership Coalition
RCC was invited to attend US Global Leadership Coalition foreign policy lunch at Intercontinental Chicago hotel. We met with Senator Durbin personally, and spoke about the persecution in Burma, and the presence of RCC.
Sept 12th, 2016
Eid al Adha Celebration
Eid al Adha Celebration was held at RCC. Eid prayers were held and food was prepared onsite at RCC for 200+ people. In accordance with Muslim custom of giving meat to the needy on this holiday, packets of meat were distributed to almost 150 people in Chicago. In addition, RCC raised funds for cows to be slaughtered in Myanmar for the poor there. In Arakan, RCC fed hundreds of destitute families and provided them with meat, some who had not had meat in years.
July 6th, 2016
Eid al Fitr celebration
Eid al Fitr celebration was held for the community with gifts for the children donated by Zakat Foundation. Eid prayer was held at the Center for 200+ attendees.
June 25th, 2016
The center hosted Umut Acar
The center hosted Umut Acar, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey and celebrated Iftar.
May 3rd, 2016
RRC met with Janice Schakowsky
RRC met with Janice Schakowsky, the U.S. Representative for Illinois, 9th congressional district, and the Zakat Foundation Executive Director Khalil Demir to talk about the plight of Rohingya in Myanmar and the center’s programs.
April 6th, 2016
RCC Grand Opening
Rohingya Cultural Center opens its doors to the community.
These are recent events that RCC has held or participated in. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.