The Dialogue Institute, along with the Temple University Departments of History and Religion, is sponsoring a teach-in at Temple focused on Lebanon's uprising, its socio-political impact and the ensuing rise of grassroots journalism, on March 17, 2-3:30 pm.
The teach-in, part of Temple's ongoing Dissent in America Teach-in series, will feature a panel discussion with Sarah Shmaitilly, a 2010 alumna of the DI's first Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Religious Pluralism, and Kareem Chehayeb. In April of 2015 Sarah and Kareem co-founded Beirut Syndrome, an independent website that gives different perspectives on social, economic and political issues in Lebanon, as well as arts and culture. Its content ranges from commentary and analytical pieces to feature stories and reviews.
The free event will be held on Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, Anderson Hall, Room 821 (Polett Walk, between 11th & 12th Streets - click here for campus map and directions). All are welcome to participate, though photo ID is required to enter the building. Click here to see the Facebook event.
PLEASE NOTE: The DI is also hosting a related (and free) event later that afternoon, March 17, 4-5:30 pm, at Temple University—a lecture and discussion with Dr. Ziad Fahed on “Fostering Youth Resilience to Counteract Extremism: Grassroots Experience from Philadelphia to Lebanon.” Click here for details.