March 11-12 Events Postponed Due to COVID-19

March 11-12 Events Postponed Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON D.C., March 9, 2020 – In light of the recent developments and public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Syrian American Council its partners have decided to postpone the commemoration events for the ninth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, originally scheduled for March 11-12.

This decision to cancel the conference was made collectively with the Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies and the Arab Center Washington DC following confirmed cases in the Washington, D.C. area, and due to the participation of several attendees and speakers who are traveling from or have visited areas with large numbers of confirmed cases.

We regret having to postpone this important event; however, we feel it is imperative to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved. We remain committed to focusing on the urgent and critical events in Syria and look forward to announcing a new date for the conference, gala, and advocacy day as soon as we are able to do so.

The following events on March 11-12 will be affected:

Wednesday, March 11

9:00 am – 4 pm: “The Way Forward in Syria: Idlib, US Policy, and the Constitutional Process” 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Evening Gala 

* If you have purchased a gala ticket, we will refund you the full amount.

Thursday, March 12

8:00 - 4:00 pm: Congressional Events and Advocacy Day

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Rally to Commemorate 9th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution