Sunday, January 1, 2012
PAST: TALK: "Fleeing War, Waging Peace: A Young Iraqi Woman Shares Her Struggle" A special presentation at Busboys and Poets Hyattsville, MD this WED, Nov 7th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free
"Fleeing War, Waging Peace: A Young Iraqi Woman Shares Her Struggle"
A special presentation at the Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD
Wednesday, November 7th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Twenty-four-year-old Shahad Al-doori was in high school when U.S. bombs started falling on her hometown, Baghdad. Her family fled to Syria. They have since returned to Baghdad, after fleeing the violence in Syria. Shahad is currently living in the U.S. under the auspices of the Iraqi Student Project (also on facebook), attending the Washington Community Scholars' Center, Eastern Mennonite University's service learning program, here in the nation's capital. Come hear how U.S. foreign policy impacted Shahad's life.
The Iraqi Student Project (ISP) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire the education they need to participate in rebuilding their country. ISP seeks the help of US colleges, universities, and a host of generous volunteers to accomplish this goal. Since 2007, ISP has sponsored sixty-two (62) Iraqi students. The most recent "Class of 2016" began studies in Fall 2012.
Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville
Howard Zinn Room
5331 Baltimore Ave - Hyattsville, MD
Metro: West Hyattsville (about 1.8 miles from the metro, see map) though there are buses that run there, they take a while to get across, it's about a 6 minute taxi ride if you can splurge on a cab, or you can see metro trip-planner for best bus access.