Lebanon's Uprising, Its Socio-political Impact and the Rise of Grassroots Journalism

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Temple University Anderson Hall, Room 821 (Polett Walk, between 11th & 12th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

The Dialogue Institute, along with the Temple University Departments of History and Religion, is sponsoring a teach-in at Temple focused on Lebanon's uprising, its socio-political impact and the ensuing rise of grassroots journalism.

The teach-in, part of Temple's ongoing Dissent in America Teach-in series (details at https://www.facebook.com/TempleDissentInAmerica), will feature a panel discussion with Sarah Shmaitilly, a 2010 alumna of the DI's first Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Religious Pluralism, and Kareem Chehayeb.

In April of 2015 Sarah and Kareem co-founded Beirut Syndrome, an independent website that gives different perspectives on social, economic and political issues in Lebanon, as well as art and culture. Its content ranges from commentary and analytical pieces to feature stories and reviews.

Details at http://www.beirutsyndrome.com/. The free event will be held on Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, Anderson Hall, Room 821 (Polett Walk, between 11th & 12th Streets; for campus map and directions: http://www.temple.edu/maps-and-directions).

All are welcome to participate, though photo ID is required to enter the building.

To see the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178637175842316/.

PLEASE NOTE: The DI is also hosting a related event later that afternoon, March 17, 4-5:30 pm, at Temple University — a lecture and discussion with Dr. Ziad Fahed on “Fostering Youth Resilience to Counteract Extremism: Grassroots Experience from Philadelphia to Lebanon.” For details: http://dialogueinstitute.org/news/ziad-2016.

The Dialogue Institute, founded in 1978, teaches religious, civic and academic leaders around the world the skills of respectful dialogue and critical thinking, empowering them to build and sustain transformative relationships across lines of religion and culture. It provides resources and creates networks for intra-and inter-religious scholarship and action that value difference and foster human dignity. More info at http://www.dialogueinstitute.org.

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