Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future

Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future
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Kurdistan TV
Rahim Rashidi reporting (Kurdish)
 
Kurdish Genocide: Remembering the 25th Anniversary of Halabja for the Sake of the Future
Panel Discussion, Friday March 15th, 10:00 am
held at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law
Washington, D.C.
 
 
 
EVENT SCHEDULE
 
 
9:45 -10:00
Registration
 
 
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome Remarks:
 
Professor Robert Destro (CUA) and Najat Abdullah (KRG)
Prayer by Very Reverend Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D, the Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology and Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA
 
 
10:15 – 10:25
Short Film:
 
An historical overview of Halabja – before, during, and after the tragic events of March 16-17, 1988
 
 
10:30 – Noon
Panel Discussion and Q&A:
 
The Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future
  • Professor Michael J. Kelly,  Associate Dean Creighton University School of Law and leading expert on the Halabja Genocide
  • Zmanko Mohammad Saleh, Halabja survivor and the subject of a powerful documentary called “Halabja, The Lost Children”
  • Velma Anne Ruth M.Ed., Executive Director, Middle East Democracy Federation
  • Moderator: Professor Michael Noone
 
 
12:00 – 12:20
Remembering the Victims and Honoring the Survivors:
 
 
Recital of the Kaddish prayer, the Jewish prayer for the dead, by Gus Goldberger Esq., attorney and cantor
 
Closing remarks by Dr. Sayyid Syeed, the National Director for the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to honor the six Halabja survivors visiting from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
 
 
 
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