Teach-In on Yemen: an event for educators and the public

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00am to 1:00pm (for educators), 1:00pm to 4:00pm (open to the public and educators)

Morning  portion (10:00-1:00) will be held in the CCAS Boardroom, ICC #141. The Afternoon portion (1:00-4:00 pm) will be held in McShain Lounge (large), McCarthy Hall, Georgetown University.

This event continues the series of CCAS teach-ins that combine a background session for educators, and an afternoon public panel and discussion that is also open to the public. Yemen’s struggles since the Arab Spring, and the ongoing civil strife and external intervention is a prime example of important events that are inadequately covered in the mainstream media.  Morning speakers include Barbara Bodine, Georgetown University, Rooj Alwazir, Activist and Artist, and a screening/discussion of the film Karama Has No Walls (26 min.). In the afternoon, teachers will also join us for the public panel featuring experts and activists:  

  • Jill Schwedler, Hunter College, NY
  • Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond
  • Rooj Alwazir, Artist and Activist
  • Moderator and Discussant: Barbara Bodine, Georgetown University

Our panelists will take your questions to help understand Yemen’s struggles since the Arab Spring, and the human cost of ongoing civil strife and external intervention in the country.

Educators will receive a resource packet and will be served lunch before the public portion of the event. Register here

This workshop is made possible by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East at Georgetown.