Syrian American Council To Participate In Together We Remember Global Virtual Vigil
On April 30, executive director, Suzanne Meriden will join a coalition of leading genocide education and human rights organizations in a 24-hour virtual vigil to conclude Genocide Awareness Month
WASHINGTON D.C., April 29, 2020 – On Thursday, April 30, from 10-11 a.m. EST, Syrian American Council executive director, Suzanne Meriden will join an esteemed panel of activists and frontline workers in a discussion on “Working for peace, justice, and healing in Syria” as part of a 24-hour Global Virtual Vigil, hosted by Together We Remember. The panel will be moderated by journalist and author Sam Dagher, and additional panelists will include Abdulrahman Almawwas of the White Helmets and Ahed Festuk of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees.
The unprecedented 24-hour global vigil will be a massive virtual gathering for healing, inspiration, and commitment to peace around the world. All day and night on Thursday, atrocity survivors, victims’ family members, and advocates will share their life-changing stories in live-streamed performances. In the time slot from 10-11 a.m. EST, the panelists will share frontline perspectives on Syria, from stories of surviving the violence to the challenges faced by those who have been displaced.
“The virtual vigil showcases the power of grassroots collective action in working toward justice and accountability for genocide,” said Suzanne Meriden, executive director of the Syrian American Council. “For Syrians, this vigil is a reminder that the world has not forgotten them, and will continue to fight for dignity and peace for the people of Syria.”
The vigil is part of thirty days of virtual events organized by the #TogetherWeRemember Campaign to bridge the gap between awareness and action in the fight against hate and mass atrocities. Interested viewers can RSVP for the “Working for peace, justice, and healing in Syria” panel at Together We Remember.