Episode 3 - Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution & War
Guest(s): Ramah Kudaimi
Host(s): Monica Trinidad & guest host Bettina Johnson
Length of Podcast: 37:02
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Transcriptions in English & Spanish coming soon!
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?