Yemeni civilians are dying by the thousands in a Saudi-led attack enabled by American weapons and logistical support. Here is your chance to find out the history of the Yemeni conflict; the extent of the humanitarian crisis there, and what you can do to bring the bloodshed to an end.
Yemeni activist and Harvard scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi offers a first-hand account of the situation on the ground in Yemen, describes the role and motivations of the various players in this brutal proxy war, and charts a path to peace and recovery via diplomacy. Her fact-filled presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
When: December 1st, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Loyola University, (Northside) Cuneo Hall, room 109,
6460 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
How much: The event is free of charge, but donations will be accepted and the proceeds given to Doctors Without Borders, which has seen several of its hospitals bombed by U.S.-supported Saudi forces.
Who: Shireen Al-Adeimi, born in Yemen, raised in Canada and educated in the United State, is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University. She has published numerous articles about the crisis in her homeland and has emerged as one of the foremost voices for peace and reconciliation in that war-torn country.
What You Can Do: The House and Senate are voting on two bills in the coming weeks. If passed, Senate Joint Resolution 54 and House Resolution138 would end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen. Please ask your representative and both your senators to co-sponsor them by calling 1-833-STOP-WAR.