Syria, Seven Years On: Panel Discussion

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On March 20, Omran for Strategic Studies led a panel discussion in Washington, DC. The panel, in partnership with the American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS), brought together experts from inspiring Syrian humanitarian and research organizations to discuss the current situation in Syria and prospects for a future of peace and stability.

 

Moderator:

Bobby McKenzie, PhD

Senior Fellow and Director, Muslim Diaspora Initiative, New America

 

Panelists:

Ammar Kahf, PhD

Executive Director, Omran for Strategic Studies

 

Dr. Khaled Hamza

Mental Health Committee Chair, Syrian American Medical Society

 

Lina Sergie Attar

Co-founder and CEO, Karam Foundation

 

Ali Aljundi

Syria Project Officer, Oxfam America

Revolution Bootcamp

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In partnership with several inspiring organizations, Syrian Forum USA helped organize and lead Revolution Bootcamp in Washington, DC. The program, which took place on March 18 and 19, brought together Syrian Americans and their allies to learn valuable skills in advocacy, storytelling, and community organizing. 

On March 18, Revolution Bootcamp began with an all-day intensive training, in which participants learned how to mobilize their communities in support of the Syrian people. Following the training, some 150 people gathered by the Washington Monument for an inspiring rally, commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Syrian revolution. 
The next day, participants gathered on Capitol Hill for the annual Congressional Advocacy Day, during which they met with congressional staff to discuss the dire humanitarian crisis in Syria. Revolution Bootcamp ended with an evening gala, including an inspiring performance by Wasfi Maasarani, a Syrian revolutionary singer.

Njoom AlGhad’s 4th Annual Soccer Tournament

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At Syrian Forum, we believe in the power of sports to build bridges across divided communities. For more than four years, we have led Njoom AlGhad Academy, a sports program bringing together Syrian youth and their Turkish peers for empowerment activities and workshops in Istanbul

On March 14, Syrian Forum launched the academy’s fourth annual soccer tournament. Through this exciting program, participants develop important personal skills and build meaningful relationships with one another.

Night of Qyam for Ghouta

 

 
March 7, 2018 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
MAS Youth Center of Dallas 
1515 Blake Drive, Richardson, TX
 
In the past two weeks, more than 600 Syrians, including 127 children, have been killed by the Assad regime’s brutal attack on Eastern Ghouta. As the death toll rises, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.
 
Now, more than ever, we need your support. Join us on Wednesday to help rebuild Syrian lives.
 
In 2017, Syrian Forum supported 60,000 people in rural Damascus by distributing food kits, providing psychosocial support to children, and offering critical services to survivors of gender-based violence. Today, we are distributing food, water, and emergency aid to families in Ghouta. Will you help us save lives?
 
 

Our Impact: In Numbers

 

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Syrian Forum is dedicated to sustaining, supporting, and rebuilding Syrian lives. Since 2011, we have implemented innovative projects, empowering millions of Syrians in need. Here is a snapshot of our impact over the past seven years.