Speaking Event: Iraq Ten Years Later - Forgotten Past and Brutal Present

When & Where
Sibley Auditorium
Bechtel Engineering Center
Berkeley, CA 94720
October 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact
meca@mecaforpeace.org
510 548 0542

Citizens Reach Out and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism present an evening with Iraqi Journalist, Haider Hamza, and American journalist and author, David Harris, speaking on Iraq.

HAIDER HAMZA
Best known for ShowTime’s This American Life: “Talk to an Iraqi“, Haider Hamza lived with his family near Babylon, south of Baghdad during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. While in Iraq, Haider covered all the major events that took place in Iraq including the trials of Saddam Hussein.  Haider will speak about his experience in Iraq and the American public’s response to the war.  Haider is both knowledgeable and entertaining.  His lecture includes film clips from his road trip in America and a slide show of photos he took of post-war Iraq.  He will address the conflicts in Iraq since 2003 and the challenges that emerged after the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011.

DAVID HARRIS
American Journalist and author of “THE CRISIS: The President, The Prophet, and the Shah; 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam”. David is Vice President of Citizens Reach Out and has been an advocate for anti-militarism since the Vietnam War.  David will present the background of the Iraq war and will introduce the work of Citizens Reach Out.

This event is free.