Commemoration of 10 Years of the Syrian Uprising. What Comes Next?
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About the Event
Join this panel discussion, our key guest speakers are the Minister for the Middle East & North Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Culture & Progressive, and board members of both the Syrian British Council and Syria Relief to reflect on key issues in regard to the Syrian revolution in its 10th anniversary. Ten years and the flame of the Syrian revolution has not been extinguished. The past ten years were full of events, challenges and setbacks. The revolutionaries were disappointed at many stages, they came to an end that the Syrian people are the only ones capable of wresting their freedom at any cost. All the conspiracies that were hatched against the interests of the Syrian people could not extinguish the glow of the revolution, which was and is still the hope that sends and renews energy in the souls of the Syrian people to move forward on the path of freedom and not to surrender and submit to the tyrannical regimes. Through this event, we want to emphasise the true goals of the revolution, which include a peaceful and free transfer of power, the release of all detainees, and accountability for all those involved in any war crimes against the Syrian people. We want the 10th anniversary of the revolution to be the beginning of a new start for the revolution so that we work to convey a message to the international community that this revolution is a revolution of a people looking for freedom and not acts of murder and sabotage, and that everything that happens to kill and destroy the infrastructure in Syria is first and foremost the responsibility of the current Syrian regime and not the fault of the people.
The session will be held in English.
When: Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 19:00 London time.
Venue: You can attend the seminar via the Zoom app or via the council’s Facebook page.
Lt Col The Right James Cleverly MP: Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa and Conservative Member of Parliament for Braintree.
Alison McGovern MP: Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Syria, Labour Member of Parliament for Wirral South.
Waad al-Khateeb: BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated journalist and filmmaker of For Sama, Syrian British Council Board member.
Dr. Ayman Jundi: Syria Relief Co-founder and Chair of Trustees, consultant in Emergency Medicine, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Disater Medicine UCLan.
Dr. Haytham Alhamwi: Syrian activist and community leader, co-founder of Rethink Rebuild Society, Syrian British Council Board Member.
The session is followed by Q&A with panelists.