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November 02, 2017
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6:30 p.m.

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Museum of Contemporary Art
11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Fleeing Atrocities:
Witness Perspectives
Benefit Event
Refugees from Syria walk into Jordan at the Al Hadalat crossing on the far eastern border. <i>Lucian Perkins for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>
Refugees from Syria walk into Jordan at the Al Hadalat crossing on the far eastern border. Lucian Perkins for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Since its outbreak in March 2011, the conflict in Syria has cost the lives of more than 400,000 people, displaced millions more, and involved numerous atrocities and crimes against humanity. The Museum seeks to elevate the voices of victims and highlight their search for justice. Meet a Syrian American who will share the stories of people who have fled violence, who have been tortured, or who are missing or dead, and learn more about the efforts to build a legal case against the Assad regime, even as the crisis continues.

Speakers
Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

Event Chairs
Cherie and Rob Dubyak
Stacy Singerman

Host Committee
Jill Rembrandt Calo
Marilena DiSilvio and David Young
Nancy and Mike Donnelly
Debbie and Marc Duvin
Deborah and Jerry Gideon
Sara Hurand and Elie Weiss
Donna Krasney and Mark Fremont 
Katy and John O'Neil



QUESTIONS/CONTACTS
Jed Silberg
847.433.8099


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