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PEACETALKS #38: PeaceTalk with the White Helmets in Vancouver

Guest Speaker:
Date:
Apr 5, 2018
Time:
6:00 - 8:00PM
Venue:
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Asia Pacific Hall

PeaceGeeks and SFU International are pleased to present an exclusive opportunity to hear from three frontline members of the White Helmets in person, in a ‘PeaceTalk’ public panel dialogue here in Vancouver. Also known as Syria Civil Defense, the White Helmets are a Nobel Peace Prize nominated volunteer organization that conducts urban search and rescue of civilians in response to bombings in Syria. Formerly shopkeepers, bakers, teachers and ordinary citizens, these unarmed volunteers have saved over 100,000 lives since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011.

 

The upcoming PeaceTalk will include a brief video introduction to the White Helmets’ work followed by a moderated panel discussion with open Q&A between attendees and the White Helmets volunteers.

 

About the White Helmets

The White Helmets, officially known as Syria Civil Defence, is a volunteer organization that actively conducts urban search and rescue of civilians injured by bombings or trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings in Syria. Formerly shopkeepers, bakers, teachers and ordinary citizens, these unarmed volunteers have saved over 100,000 lives since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, earning them a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2016.

A recent documentary film about the White Helmets also won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2017.

 

Mar 22, 2018
Category: PeaceTalks
Time 2:
6 PM