Rohingya Cultural Center
Past Events

AUGUST 25, 2019

RCC Demonstration 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.

January 28, 2019

Speaking at Carnegie Hall

Speaking at Carnegie Hall at Beethoven For The Rohingya (Photo: Chris Lee / by permission)
Music 4 life, International

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

ISNA conference

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

RCC met with Janice Schakowsky

RCC 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.

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