Lebanese Civil War Memorial Week at AUB

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A Rupture Of Amnesia: The Lebanese Civil War Memorial Week is an event organized by AUB’s Secular Club to give you a “chance to see the Civil war, that has long been haunting us, in a new light.”

Lebanon’s Civil War is our ultimate unwanted shadow. We know it’s there but we don’t want to acknowledge it. We’ve done everything we can to try and tame its consequences, but regardless of how long we’re willing to stay in the dark to escape it, we eventually have to turn on the light.

The featured events are as follow:

  • April 8th to April 15th, starting 10 am: A photo exhibition, depicting vital events of the war, on the West Hall Terrace and the New Issam Fares Institute Building.
  • April 8th at 6h30 pm: A Lecture by AUB Professor Hassan Krayem and former lebanese labor minister Charbel Nahas in which they will address the Civil War impact and its aftermath.
  • April 10th at 3 pm: A screening of the Lebanese Documentary ” We Want to Know” in the New Issam Fares Institute Building auditorium. The documentary will be introduced by the director Carol Mansour, and the NGO behind the documentary, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).

You can RSVP here and follow the Secular Club on both Twitter and Facebook.

Mission Statement: the Secular Club aims at promoting awareness regarding the necessity of evaluating people, thoughts, and ideas in the society according to objective, impartial standards rather than sectarian ones. Its concern is providing an environment that is conducive to social interaction, free of sectarian prejudice and stereotypes.
 
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