Speaking Event: Syrian Conflict and the Road to Peace

When & Where
Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E Janns Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
November 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ferial Masry
805 800 7226

A presentation by Hussam Ayloush

And Our Annual Afghan Girls Schools Bazaar

Syria has become the bloodiest uprising since the Arab Spring swept through the Middle East.  While Syrian families and children face rampant violence at the hands of the Assad regime, the country has emerged as a dividing point in the international community that has failed thus far to contribute to an effective solution.  What are the roots of the conflict in Syria?  Do Syrian people have a real chance at peace and democracy?  What can the international community do?

Global Exchange is pleased to host our speaker, Hussam Ayloush, who has served as Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater -Los Angeles Chapter, since 1997.  Mr. Ayloush earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas and his M.B.A. at California State University, Fullerton.

Ayloush has appeared on local, national and international media such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Al-Jazeera, PBS, BBC and others. He has written for and been interviewed by such leading news sources as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor.       

There will be a question and answer period followed by an opportunity to shop for beautiful South Asian items to support two Afghan Refugee Girls Schools in Pakistan.  Bring your Christmas and Chanukah gift lists.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

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