Date: Thursday, October 4,
Time: 11:00-12:00 pm
Location: Classroom Building, 200
Lara’s Story: A Personal Look at the Civil War in Syria
Video and Discussion led by Dr. Gary Klein, Humanities Department, SUNY Westchester Community College
In December 2010, Westchester Community College history professor Gary Klein left the Middle East after conducting a plethora of interviews to help bring a more vivid picture of the region back to his classroom. One of those interviews was with Lara, a young woman from Aleppo, Syria who had felt that her country was the “safest place on earth.” To the shock of nearly every observer, civil war broke out in Syria a few months later. Recently, Dr. Klein interviewed Lara a second time to discuss what went so tragically wrong in a place so dear to her. Join us for a video screening and discussion with Dr. Klein.