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Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program Photo Exhibit at Mann Library

Two men pass an Indian Immigration check-gate at Zokhawthar on their return to Chin State.

Borderline Existence: Burmese Chin Refugees in Mizoram, India - photography by Steven Rubin.

Borderline Existence is an ongoing photo-documentary project that sheds light on the Burmese Chin people currently residing in the neighboring northeast Indian state of Mizoram. An estimated 100,000 Chin in Mizoram contend with a lack of refugee protections compounded by chronic eco-nomic insecurity and problematic access to food, housing, healthcare and education. Escaping ethnic, religious and political persecution, or the eco-nomic hardship and poverty resulting from such persecution, the Chin live a largely marginalized existence in Mizoram. These photographs offer a poignant and timely view of conditions across Burma’s frequently over-looked western border.

Photography Exhibit with Daily Guided Tours

Location: Enaudi Center at Uris Hall

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015 - Friday, November 20, 2015

Time: Guided tours and refreshments from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meet us in front of Rusty's on the first floor of Uris Hall at 12:00 for a short student lead tour of the exhibit followed by refreshemnts at the Enaudi center. If that doesn't work for you, just come through on your own any time of the day between November 16 and 20.