Apr 11
University of Evansville
We are proud to host Karam Foundation founder/CEO Lina Sergie Attar at Scholars for Syria's final presentation in Evansville. Please join us in SOBA 162 for this timely and special event. It's free and open to the public, but we encourage you to donate to help us support the exemplary and inspiring work the Karam Foundation is doing on behalf of Syrian youth. UE has welcomed and supported Syrian students since 2012; let's continue this support to include more future leaders of a free Syria. That evening, we will be additionally proud and excited to celebrate the graduation of Syrian seniors Walid Hasanato and Aya Aljandali as they tell of their journeys from Syria to Indiana. This is a celebration of all that Syrians have contributed to the UE and Evansville community, so we hope to see you there! "How do we imagine a vibrant future for Syrians after the mass devastation and trauma they have endured? How can we rebuild agency and confidence for marginalized refugee communities? What if there was a space created for the most vulnerable of refugees — the youth — where cutting-edge technology, social camaraderie, and expert mentors were available? In this talk, Syrian American writer and founder of Karam Foundation, Lina Sergie Attar, will map out an alternative vision for Syrian refugee youth that is a world away from war and despair. At her team's Karam Houses in Turkey, hundreds of Syrian teens are building their ideas while gaining world-class critical and creative thinking skills. They are on pathways of future success and leadership for their communities and beyond. Within their inspiring stories of resilience and determination, another Syrian narrative emerges about the limitless potential and possibilities for a better future we can create together." Lina Sergie Attar is a Syrian-American architect and writer from Aleppo. She is founder and CEO of Karam Foundation. In 2007, Lina developed the vision of Karam (which means generosity in Arabic). Since 2011, she has directed Karam in its focus on the Syrian humanitarian crisis: developing an innovative education program for Syrian refugee youth, distributing aid to Syrian refugee families, and funding projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and she has appeared on CNN, NBC News, the BBC News, NPR and other media outlets. Lina is a graduate of the University of Aleppo, Rhode Island School of Design, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please donate here: https://give.karamfoundation.org/give/72480/#!/donation/checkout Karam Foundation
April 11, 2019 Starts at 06:00pm

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