Understanding the conflict in Syria

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Baloons to represent the deaths in Syria

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<div class="story_image_cutline">Darmante Gomez, left, a student at Community&nbsp; College of Allegheny County, and Laila Al-Soulaiman, a student at The Ellis&nbsp; School, blow up some of the 300 black balloons that students placed on plastic&nbsp; garden stakes in Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Thursday. Each of the 300 stakes&nbsp; represented 100 people who have died in Syria since March 2011. Students handed&nbsp; out fliers that compared the death toll of 30,000 Syrians to the population of&nbsp;</div>
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<p>Read more: <a style="color: #003399;" href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/local-student-raises-voice-against-assad-662615/#ixzz2ecXGKzI1">http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/local-student-raises-voice-against-assad-662615/#ixzz2ecXGKzI1</a></p>

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Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette
Darmante Gomez, left, a student at Community  College of Allegheny County, and Laila Al-Soulaiman, a student at The Ellis  School, blow up some of the 300 black balloons that students placed on plastic  garden stakes in Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Thursday. Each of the 300 stakes  represented 100 people who have died in Syria since March 2011. Students handed  out fliers that compared the death toll of 30,000 Syrians to the population of 

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/local-student-raises-voice-against-assad-662615/#ixzz2ecXGKzI1

Speakers:

  • Laila Al-Soulaiman, Pitt student of Syrian descent
  • Osama Sharkas, President of the Islamic Center and Syrian native 

You don’t understand the Syrian conflict, who are the parties, what is the impact on the Syrians, what you can do? This is your chance to hear from members of the Syrian community.

Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, PA; Peace Action; and Thomas Merton Center

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