Art & Nonviolent Resistance in Syria

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January 24th 2013, 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

Location: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union

What: Art & Nonviolent Resistance in Syria, featuring the film The Suffering Grasses, and a panel discussion including hip-hop artist Omar Offendum. Free and open to the public.

When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013

Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296/8, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon

Learn more about the conflict in Syria in the film, The Suffering Grasses Directed by Iara Lee, the film chronicles the stories of those most affected by the violence in Syria and chronicles the nonviolent resistance mounted by civilians in protest.

Suffering Grasses is followed by a panel discussion featuring hip hop artist Omar Offendum; adjunct member of faculty for International Studies & Women’s Studies at PSU, Taghrid Khuri; and Rotary Fellow, Steve Nakana.

Offendum concludes the event with a hip hop performance.

Co-sponsored with the Portland State University Students United for Nonviolence, the Portland State University Arab Persian Student Organization, and Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights.