Stories from Sinjar: Yazidi Survivors on Life after ISIS
4:00 pm PDTVirtual
Lebanese human rights advocate and social investor Lynn Zovighian commissioned, funded, and co-produced the short documentary This Is Still Genocide to center Yazidi survivors’ voices in their own story eight years after the self-declared Islamic State (Daesh/ISIS/ISIL) initiated the ongoing genocide and mass displacement of their community with their community with a brutal assault on Sinjar Iraq in 2014. Lynn recently won the International Religious Freedom Business Leader in Civil Society Impact Award for her work with the Yazidis, one of the oldest ethnoreligious minorities in the Middle East. Following a screening of the film, Lynn will discuss her partnership with Yazda, an international Yazidi-led NGO committed to documenting the genocide, supporting survivors around the world, and seeking global recognition and justice for their community.
Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor of Sociology; Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict.
This event is part of the Social Impact Lab’s weeklong series From Boston to Beirut: Reimagining Social Change in the Middle East.
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