Shedding Light on Syria – A Fundraising Dinner
When: Saturday April 14th, 2012 from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Simmons College- 3rd floor in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center (LKP)
*with a suggested donation of $25
This Fundraiser dinner is in collaboration with Islamic Relief and is the capstone event to Islam Awareness Week, which SIS is hosting at Simmons College. “Shedding Light on Syria ” is being held to raise funds for humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.
As you may know, the wave of Arab unrest that started with the Tunisian revolution reached Syria in mid-March 2011 and continues to this day. The President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, has set off a series of brutal crackdowns, sending tanks into restive cities as security forces continue to open fire on demonstrators. There has been much outcry from numerous countries around the world, denouncing al-Assad and the violence, torture, and destruction that his regime has caused and continues to do so. The death toll is in the thousands and the situation in the country dire.
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