WOMEN OF AL-RAQQA AND BEYOND: NEW ART, FILM, AND WRITING FROM SYRIA
We're very pleased to welcome Malu Halasa, Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor, to CCAS for two public lectures; in this first one, Ms. Halasa will discuss female artistic voices in Syria -- the ways they have been challenged and the ways they have overcome.
Six years after the 2011 uprising in Syria, the present status of women in Syria is as fractured as the war-torn country itself. In Kurdish Rojava, women are soldiers; in “liberated” enclaves, many are political and social leaders; while in once cultured al-Raqqa, the ISIS capital since 2014, they are barely seen at all. Meanwhile, the boldest and most challenging female artistic voices are heard outside Syria, following the flight of at least 4.8 million refugees abroad and the estimated 8 million internally displaced."
Ms. Halasa will explore these issues in her talk and will give these creative voices the platform they have so lacked in the past. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an illuminating and important evening.
The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. If you have any further accommodation requests, please don't hesitate to contact Azza Altiraifi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This talk is made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education, which is funding National Resource Centers on the Middle East at Georgetown University and other universities.
The CCAS Boardroom is located in the Intercultural Center on Georgetown's main campus. The ICC is a large, red-brick building located at the far righthand corner of the front lawn if you are walking through Georgetown's front gates at 3700 O St.
To get to the Boardroom, head to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which is Suite 241 on the second floor of the ICC (hardwood double doors at the end of the far hallway).
Thursday, November 30 at 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, CCAS Boardroom, Room 241
37th and O St., N.W., Washington