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Film Screening and Discussion: The White Helmets

The Illinois Tech Coalition on Inclusion will host a film screening and discussion of The White Helmets.

The White Helmets

The White Helmets (2016) is an Oscar Award winning short documentary (41 min.) about a group of first responders who risk their lives to rescue victims of airstrikes on civilian targets during the still ongoing Syrian War. The documentary won the 2017 Oscar for Best Short Documentary.

After the film, the audience will hear from members of our community who experienced the war in Syria first hand, and those who have worked to help refugees from this war resettle here in Chicago. The post film discussion with Q&A will feature:

Salam Abdulrazzak

Illinois Tech Alumna, B.S. in Business (2015)
Development Coordinator, Syrian Community Network

Gerald Hankerson

Outreach Coordinator
Council on American Islamic Relations(CAIR)-Chicago

Suhaib Ibrahim

Illinois Tech Alumnus
Syrian American Immigrant

Megan Mozina

Director, International Initiatives and Strategic Alignment
Illinois Tech Office of the Vice Provost

This event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Tech Student Government Association and Office of Campus Life.


Nov 16, 6:00pm


IIT Tower Auditorium