Ashura, while a significant day for all Muslims, is especially commemorated each year by Shia Muslims. Thousands of Shia Muslims gather from around the world in Karbala, Iraq, to pay their respect to Imam Hussein Ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Muhammad who was brutally killed in the battle of Karbala over a thousand years ago. Today, the atrocities of that battle reminds us of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Stories such as that of a Rohingya woman who tells the NYT reporter how her infant baby was thrown into the fire shock the conscious. Storytelling is a powerful way in keeping the history alive. Join us for a conversation where we will discuss the battle of Karbala and Imam Hussain’s legacy and the crisis of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and how institutions such as Refugee Solidarity Network are helping Rohingya immigrants.