The Global Campaign for Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
This panel will present ideas and strategies to support the popular resistance in Syria. The panelists will discuss their experience with organizing with Syrian communities in the United States. What can be done to support the Syrian democratic forces and decrease the suffering of Syrians? Topics will include: demonstrations, lecture tours, video, the White Helmets, Syrian American Medical Relief, efforts to combat the Assadist Lie and Slander Machines, art, music and cartoons and more
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography:
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emerson College and co founder of the Global Campaign of solidarity for the Syrian Revolution.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation:
Promoting Enduring Peace
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography:
Stanley Heller is Administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace (Pepeace.org) and host of The Struggle, a weekly TV program, a project of the Middle East Crisis Committee (The Struggle.org)
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography:
Malek is a researcher and filmmaker based in both New York and Beirut whose writings have been published in The Daily Star and Fuse. He’s worked at the Maysles Documentary Center, and was a founding member of the LERFE space in Harlem, the Ground Floor Collective, and Red Channels. He is a regular speaker at the Afikra international monthly series on Arab history and culture, and has presented on his travels to Kurdish Iraq and Syria at Interference Archive, Ta Marbouta in Beirut, and La Passe in Montreal. He has organized a series of meetings and fora in support of the Syrian revolution at Columbia University.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation:
Campaign Coordinator at Books Not Bombs
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography:
Shiyam Galyon is a Syrian American writer and activist based in Washington, DC.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation:
National Committee of the War Resisters League
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography:
Ramah serves on the board of the Washington Peace Center and is a member of the National Committee of the War Resisters League. She also organizes with the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum and the Syrian Solidarity Collective and has been an activist with other organizations including the Arab American Action Network and CODEPINK: Women for Peace. She has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Affiliation:
Mayor of Prospect Park, N.J.
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Biography:
Mohamed T Khairullah is the Mayor of Prospect Park, N.J. This year, he signed an order upholding the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution after Trump's first Muslim Ban EO . He was born in Aleppo. His family fled Syria in 1980. He traveled to Syria several times since 2011. Last year he he helped establish an underground hospital in Aleppo on behalf of the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS)
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation:
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emerson College and cofounder of the Global Campaign for Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution
Left Forum and LA Progressive