March 19th marked the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War a war that is not over.
Citizens Reach Out had the opportunity to talk to the public about the consequences of the war for Iraqi people, using its interviews and videos of Iraqi refugees.
KALW FM Public Radio broadcast an hour program about the work of CRO. “Crosscurrents” is an inspired daily program highlighting the lives and work of San Francisco and Bay area people. Hana Baba was the producer, and we loved working with her. CRO’s interviews with Iraqi’s telling their stories of what happened to them during the war were woven into discussion with Ruth Friend’s experience in collecting these stories and Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi telling her personal story. Farah’s story, eloquent and heartfelt, is an example of the loss of a country, and family, a core consequence of the Iraq war for Iraqis. Please take the time to listen and learn about it:
You are invited to the
RUTH GROUP REUNION
on March 19th
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQ WAR
A war that is not over!
David Harris, Author, “The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and
the Shah – 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam”
Norman Solomon, Author, “War Made Easy: How Presidents and
Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”
Farah Muhsin, Citizens Reach Out, Civilian Soldier Alliance
Farah is an Iraqi and 2013 recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Human
Many members of the Ruth Group, a lively group of community members opposed
to the US invasion of Baghdad Iraq on March 19, 2003 and the ongoing war, have
since gone on to create their own organizations and to continue to educate and
inspire our community. The Ruth Group Reunion will focus on what happened
and continues to happen as a result of the Iraq war.
We will reunite as friends for drinks and horsd’oeuvres, and then hear from our
speakers as to the existing state of the war and its lasting consequences.
WHERE: SAUSALITO CRUISING CLUB
Foot of Napa St. behind Dunphy Park, Sausalito
WHEN: Tuesday, MARCH 19, 2013
Suggested donation $10.
Citizens Reach Out.org
Coalition for Grassroots Progress
Progressive Democrats of Marin
Democracy for America-Marin
Citizens Reach Out, Dominican University’s Muslim Non-Muslim Dialogue and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism present an evening with:
Iraqi journalist Haider Hamza and American journalist and author David Harris
“Iraq Ten Years Later: Forgotten Past and Brutal Present.”
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
6-8 pm in The Garden Room, Dominican University of CaliforniaDirections to this event: Dominican Heritage and Alumni House, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Friday, October 12, 2012
7:00- 9 pm in The Sibley Auditorium, UC BerkeleyDirections to this event: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Berkeley, CA, 94720
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You are invited to attend our Benefit Concert featuring Joan Baez. She has graciously donated her time to help support our work. Tickets will sell quickly so we hope you will buy seats now.
See you there!
General Admission: $70.50
Tickets can also be purchased at the Freight and Salvage box office in person or by phone at (510) 644-2020.