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Apr. 18, 2016

You are invited to attend a public forum

THE REFUGEE CRISIS:
Reports and Analysis from
Syria, Turkey and Greece

at the
Greek Cultural Center of New York
2680 30th St.,  Ste B2, Astoria, New York

Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm

THE EVENT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED
 http://livestream.com/GlobalRevLive/RefugeeCrisisReportBack

Syria crisis - Turkish troops on standby while the Syrian people waiting behind the border fence near the town Suruc, the province of Sanliurfa, Turkey, Thursday (18/9). Islamic State of rebels occupying a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a large-scale attack, prompting the military actions of Kurdish troops in neighboring Turkey urged his followers to help counter the militant attack. The attack in the town of Ayn al-Arab, or what is known as the city of Kobani in Kurdish, comes two days after a senior US military official said that the Syrian opposition will probably need the help of Syrian Kurds to defeat the Islamic State. About 3,000 men, women, and children arrived at the Turkish border which is around 10km from Kobani but is still waiting on the Syrian side after nightfall. AFP PHOTO / REUTERS / Kadir Celikcan
 

The panel will discuss what is understood as "the refugee crisis" as it unfolds at the intersection of international politics and conflicting interests that meet in the Middle East, Turkey and Europe. See the Facebook event page

Chair:
DESPINA LALAKI
Adj. Assistant Professor of Sociology at The New York City College of Technology–CUNY and co-founder of AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement.

Speakers:
YASSER MUNIF
Assistant Professor of sociology at Emerson College and co-founder of the "Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution" which aims to shed light on grassroots resistance and everyday struggles in Syria.

COSTAS PANAYOTAKIS
Professor of Sociology at The New York City College of Technology-CUNY and author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy (Pluto Press).

MOWAFFAQ SAFADI
Journalist. He writes regularly for Arabic- and Syria-opposition websites and was a presenter for Syrian radio station Hawa Smart. He has worked for the Guardian, the Observer, BBC Radio 4 and international NGOs.

Co-organized by
AKNY- GREECE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENTwww.akny.org
CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY (CPD)www.cpdweb.org

Open to the public. Admission Free.

** More Speakers to be confirmed

DIRECTIONS:
BY SUBWAY: Take the N Train to 30th Avenue

BY BUS: Take the M60 to Hoyt Avenue/31st Street (the first Astoria stop if you are coming from Manhattan.) Head northwest on Hoyt Ave S, Turn left onto 31st St, Turn right onto Astoria Blvd, Turn left onto 30th St, Destination will be on the right.