On Tuesday 14 May 2019, Manchester Amnesty International hosted a talk on Syrian detainees in Assad’s prisons. Our manager Dr Haytham Alhamwi delivered a touching presentation on the plight of thousands of Syrian civilians who have been unlawfully and arbitrarily detained primarily by the Assad regime and its affiliated militias.
We had a fruitful film screening, poetry performance and panel discussion at HOME Manchester on Monday 29 April 2019. The film screening MemoriesfromSyria showed excerpts of the stories of Syrians in the UK who shared, in their own words, some of the experiences that they underwent either throughout the conflict in Syria, through their journeys to reach safety in Europe and through rebuilding their lives in the UK.
On Sunday 28 April 2019, we hosted the screening of Nae Pasaran (2018), which reveals the tremendous impact made by Scottish factory workers 40 years ago against Pinochet’s Air Force in Chile. The workers refused to repair the warplanes engine in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile.
Rethink Rebuild Society attended The APPG on British Muslims roadshow launch of the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia on Sunday, 14 April 2019. The event was hosted by Afzal Khan MP, the vice-chair of the APPG. In his talk, Afzal Khan urged local authorities to adopt the APPG definition as part of their effort to counter Islamophobia in all its forms.
Rethink Rebuild Society hosted a talk by Dr Redwan El-Khayat on the moral development of young generation on Saturday 6 April 2019. In his talk, he focused on the importance of raising principled young generation with values. He gave examples from his project on the same topic which he has been implementing in Turkey and Syria.