Exhibition opening

Time to Act: Rohingya Voices

June 15, 2019

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A soldier with a rifle on his back blocks a group of Rohingya before they cross a makeshift bridge. His left hand is raised, gesturing for them to stop. Partially obscured.

Photograph by Kevin Frayer, courtesy of Kevin Frayer and Getty Images

Event details

Join Museum President and CEO John Young, members of the Rohingya community and the Honourable Bob Rae, Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, for the launch of our newest exhibition. Time to Act: Rohingya Voices looks at the genocide against the Rohingya people through powerful photography and testimonials.

Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace on Level 6

Guests at the launch will be the first to see Time to Act: Rohingya Voices, developed by the Museum in collaboration with photojournalist Kevin Frayer and a group of Rohingya and Burmese community members who live in Canada.

Frayer’s photographs document the flight of Rohingya refugees from deadly violence in Myanmar and the physical hardships of life in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Community members contributed video footage, photographs, artifacts and interviews to the exhibition. These elements not only document the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Bangladesh, but also community life in Canada.

The exhibition launch will include a cultural performance and the chance to visit the exhibition before it opens to the public on June 16. Seating is limited; secure your spot by ordering a ticket.

We are grateful for the support of Air Canada for this exhibition.