My Story is Part of Me: Stories of Syrian Activists Event
Wednesday, 10th April 2019
18:30 - 21:00
This event aims at countering misinformation and propaganda about Syrian activists who are accused by the Syrian regime and its allies of supporting terrorism. The event will be an opportunity for the audience to hear real personal stories from Syrian activists who survived oppression.The event will start with a panel of speakers sharing stories and finishing with Q&A to give the audience the chance to ask questions. This will be followed by a small exhibition including artistic presentation of personal items which belong to activists who contributed in humanitarian, medical and political actions back in Syria
Dr. Zahed Katurji, known also by Dr. Hamza Alkateab, a Syrian doctor and activist and the last doctor of Aleppo who established and managed Al Qudes hospital, the last functioning hospital in besieged Aleppo,Syria. Dr. Zahed helped hundreds of people who had been sieged in Eastern Aleppo by the Syrian regime before being forcibly displaced in 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYlEEsuJmvo
Kholoud Helmi: gender and media expert and co-founder and board member of Enab Baladi newspaper established in Syria 2011.Her brother, Ahmad, Helmi, was arrested in2012 because of helping Internally Displaced Persons. Ahmad is still forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime. She was the 2015 winner of the Anna Politkovskaya award for reporting about the Syrian events, and the 2017 winner of the International Association’s CourageUnder Fire award for the documentary ‘ Cries from Syria’. Kholoud holds an Ma in Media and Development from SOSAS university and a Chevening scholar.
Moderator: Lawyer Ebrahim Olabi: Ibrahim is the founder of the Syrian Legal Development Programme.Ibrahim spent almost the entire summer of 2013 in Aleppo, Syria providing SLDP`s training seminars near the frontlines.
Personal items will be designed by designer: Lama Andora
Photo Credit: Photographer Baraa Al Halabi
Tickets are free but registration is essential
Supported by: Syria Solidarity Campaign