Episode 3 - Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution & War
Guest(s): Ramah Kudaimi
Host(s): Monica Trinidad & guest host Bettina Johnson
Release Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Helpful resources on Syria
For reliable news on Syria:
Enab Baldi English - english.enabbaladi.net
For fast facts on Syria:
The Syria Campaign - thesyriacampaign.org
More books to read on Syria:
- The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek
- Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline
- Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising by Gilbert Achcar
- Syrian Community Network (local Chicago support for refugees)
- NuDay Syria (focus on supporting Syrian women and girls)
- The White Helmets (civil defense within Syria)
On this episode, we'll be talking with Ramah Kudaimi, a Syrian-American activist and organizer currently living in D.C. Ramah serves on the board of the Washington Peace Center, is a member of the Syrian Solidarity Collective, and the Muslim Women's Policy Forum. She also serves with the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, working as a BDS organizer, and BDS stands for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions. We chatted with Ramah via a video call about the book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Leila Al-Shami and Robin Yassin-Kassab.
How did the Syrian revolution begin?
What role did art & social media play in the revolution?
What did U.S.-based solidarity look like? What could've been different?