Chicago events build aid momentum for war-torn Syria

By Vince Wallace
(@SouthChiRepublc)

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As representatives of the Assad government and the opposition Syrian National Coalition meet with the international community in Switzerland this week the humanitarian crisis grows worse.  Chicago activists are determined to make sure Syrian civilians – displaced, sick & dying of starvation – take top priority in these crucial discussions

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Many people are just waking up to the humanitarian catastrophe of the war in Syria.  Learn more about what’s going on at a series of events around Chicago to bring attention to those in need.

Amnesty International Shines a Light on Syria
Sunday January 26th 6pm
Logan Center for the Arts at The University of Chicago – 915 E. 60th St.

Amnesty International’s Chicago Local Group 113 have put together a panel discussion to “Shine-a-Light” on the Syrian war.  Join them to gain an understanding of the crisis, how it began, why it continues and how we can hopefully bring it to a swift conclusion.

Protest to End Starvation in Syria
Saturday, February 1st 3pm
Chicago Red Cross – 2200 W. Harrison

The International Red Cross (ICRC) and its counterpart the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have both petitioned the various parties involved in the Syrian war to be allowed access to populations that have been under siege that are in desperate need of supplies.  Though the Assad government did finally allow some 7000 boxes of supplies to enter the Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus as a concession leading up to this week’s talks in Geneva much more needs to be done.

Please come out and join us to support the Red Cross’s effort and gain media attention for Syrian refugees as well as the millions of displaced men, women and children still inside Syria.

The Syria Dilemma – Book Reading & Discussion
Friday, February 7th 7pm
The Book Cellar – 4736 N Lincoln Ave

Come welcome University of Denver lecturer and author Danny Postel back to Chicago (no matter how far you wander, we always come back) as he reads from his most recent book The Syria Dilemma and shares his considerable insight on the greatest humanitarian crisis of our day.

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War is the enemy of poor people everywhere

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