The Syrian Refugee Crisis with Diego Cupolo and Rahawa Haile
(June 17, 2014 | Brooklyn, NY, USA) – Join Diego Cupolo freelance journalist, photographer and author of “Seven Syrians: War Accounts From Syrian Refugees” and Rahawa Haile for a presentation and discussion on the Syrian Conflict, June 17th, 2014 19:00 at the WORD Bookshop, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, New York.
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"A voice is missing from the international debate on the Syrian War. Throughout the conflict, world leaders have focused discussions on chemical weapons and radical fundamentalists while the Syrian people, civilians and refugees remain effectively absent from the conversation. Yet, as the war continues without foreseeable end, the simple truth is Syrians are dying and whether through bombs or sarin gas, the largest portion of the casualties are civilian.”
The book presents the personal experiences of seven Syrian refugees, providing readers with eyewitness accounts of the protests that led to the Syrian war, the violence that followed, and the journeys undertaken by thousands of civilians to flee their homeland in search of safety in neighboring countries. Photo portraits of the storytellers glare back from the book's pages as tales of impossible struggles unfold and bring attention to the most serious refugee crisis the world has seen in 20 years.
SEVEN SYRIANS: War Accounts from Syrian Refugees by Diego Cupolo; 86 pages; $18.88. January 2014. Full-Color.
*$2 of your purchase will go directly to the A HEART FOR SYRIA, a charity organization supplying humanitarian aid to Syrians displaced by the ongoing war. At least twice a month, a container-load of clothing, blankets and medical supplies leave the port of Montreal to help civilians inside Syria.
About the Author
Born in Mexico City to Italian parents, Diego Cupolo began his journalism and photography careers in New York City and has continued his work while residing in Montreal, Quebec and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He serves as Latin America regional editor for Global South Development Magazine and works on the road as an independent journalist, having reported on Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, Peru and Chile. His written and visual work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Associated Press, The Village Voice, The Australian Times, Discover Magazine, Canadian Dimension Magazine and Diagonal Periodico. Visit his web site for more information: http://diegocupolo.com/
About A HEART FOR SYRIA
A HEART FOR SYRIA is a charity organization supplying humanitarian aid to Syrians displaced by the ongoing war. At least twice a month, a container-load of clothing, blankets and medical supplies leave the port of Montreal to help civilians inside Syria. Find out more on how you can help at: A Heart For Syria Organization.
Reading / Discussion Event:
The WORD Bookshop,
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, New York.
19:00, June 17 2014