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Community Iftaars in Ramadan 2022

Two Iftaars have been successfully organised for the Syrian community in Manchester during the blessed month of Ramadan at our centre in Longsight. Every Iftaar was attended by nearly 70 people who had their Iftaar and performed taraweeh prayers together. It was a lovely atmosphere to reconnect with our community in Ramadan again after 2 years of lockdown because of Covid.

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Keep Manchester Tidy

On Saturday 25 April 2022, Rethink Rebuild Society participated in a campaign to Keep Manchester tidy. A group of volunteers from the Syrian community in Manchester gathered together to clean the streets of Longsight and do litter picking. We wish to thank all of those who were involved especially children for their hard work.

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Meeting with the White Helmets

On Sunday 27 March 2022, we had the pleasure of meeting Raed al-Saleh, the head of Syria Civil Defence - The White Helmets at our centre, where we talked about the history of the #WhiteHelmets, their roles in documenting human rights violations, the current situation in Syria, and what can be done to protect civilians and help displaced people.

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TootArd present Migrant Birds

On Wed 23 March 2022, and as part of Celebrating Syria Festival, we had a musical show at TriBeCa in Manchester. Hasan and Rami Nakhleh, two brother from the Golan Heights, returned with a jammed full of pop hooks and quarter-tone melodic lines, “Migrant Birds” unleashing a disco whirlwind that pays homage to the West Asian dancefloor scenes of the 1980’s.

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Assad’s Prisons: The Narrative of Resistance in Lived Experience and in Literature

On Tue 22 Mar 2022, and as part of Celebrating Syria Festival, we had our only online event on Assad’s Prisons: The Narrative of Resistance in Lived Experience and in Literature. The talk was delivered by Jaber Baker, a novelist, researcher, former political prisoner, and human rights activist.

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