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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Resistance, Resilience and Restoration: Post ISIS Iraq

Resistance, Resilience and Restoration: Post ISIS IraqSunday, April 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: The Gallery

Beaver Valley Assoication of Lifelong Learning in partnership with the Arts & Culture Council presents Sara Farhan

Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration: Post-ISIS Iraq

Two years after liberating Iraq from ISIS, the government has passed numerous restoration bills that address the reconstruction of impacted regions and the compensation of their inhabitants. These initiatives are aimed to reintegrate impacted areas back into the national economy and restore some semblance of normalcy to civilians who suffered under ISIS. Yet, Mosul and other impacted areas remain largely in ruins. In this talk, we will explore the impact of government absenteeism, corruption, and prolonged trauma in one of the most talked about yet understudied areas in the world. This talk will highlight the historical importance of Iraq’s Northern cities and the recent devastation they have endured. We will conclude our discussion with a closer examination of local efforts to rebuild and restore impacted cities.

Tickets: $10. Available at Beaver Valley Association for Lifelong Learning spring series at L.E. Shore Library on Tuesday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 26 at 9:30am. All proceeds to displaced volunteers providing relief work to Iraqis. Website: wasel-tasel.com

Sara Farhan is a PhD Candidate at the History Department at York University in Toronto Canada. She is also the Elias Michael Dabaghi History of Medicine Fellowship at the United State's National Library of Medicine. She will be defending her dissertation, "The Making of Iraqi Doctors: The Royal Medical College and Competing Visions of Nationhood in Iraq, 1863-1958" in May? Her research examines the process of medical labour production in correlation to nation-building project. She also works on cultural production broadly speaking. She has published in several international journals including the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies,  Anthropology of the Middle East, Religion and Society, Gender and Society, Global South Studies, and the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies. She has taught at various universities in southwestern Ontario.

Contact: Beaver Valley Association of Lifelong Learning
Website: http://www.bvall.com/


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