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Children of Beqaa screening

PSU Smith Center
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

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As part of the Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival, join us for a screening of Children of Beqaa.

Children of Beqaa documents director Elias Matar and his daughter Lyla, traveling to the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. Here in the Beqaa, there are over 500,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past 5 years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education and not enough food. Children of Beqaa gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard. Run time: 1 hour 16 minutes

We are having a collection drive for laundry and dish detergent for newly arrived refugees in Portland. Please bring some detergent with you!

The number of Syrian refugees is staggering. In addition to Syrian refugees overseas, we also have some in Portland. Learn how you can help Syrians both here in Portland and abroad. Learn about the online tutoring program Paper Airplanes. We will have a collection drive for refugees. Information and volunteers from Portland Refugee Support Group, Islamic Social Servies of Oregon State (ISOS), IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), Rain (Refugee Assistance and Information Network International), Catholic Charities of Oregon and Lutheran Family Services will also be on hand. And don't forget, you can meet with Children of Beqaa director Elias Matar who will be preparing for his next trip to the Syrian refugees camps in Lebanon.

Doors at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm. PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (Browsing Lounge)

Rising Up for Human Dignity 2017 Film Festival is a collaboration of The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University and the Never Again Coalition. www.neveragaincoalition.org/rising-up

Questions? Contact Amanda Byron at abyron@pdx.edu or Lauren Fortgang at neveragaincoalition@gmail.com

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