TEACH IN: Earthquake and Humanitarian Crisis in Turkey
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March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
During February, a series of powerful earthquakes struck the Turkey-Syria border, killing over 50,000 people and leaving over 1.7 million displaced. Several hospitals and health facilities were among the thousands of buildings destroyed, neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble, and millions have been affected by widespread power and gas outages during bitter winter temperatures. It is increasingly difficult for rescue and relief efforts to reach the area, and communities are left to rebuild on their own. With the full impact of the tragedy still unknown, we ask, what has led to the multidimensional crisis in the region, from the actions of corporations to the government response?
Join us for a discussion on March 2 to gain a deeper understanding of the current political, social, and economic conditions in Turkey, and the leading role of people’s solidarity in the rebuilding of their communities.
Ekim KilicEkim Kilic is a Kurdish journalist from Turkey. He is corresponding to a daily working class newspaper, Evrensel Daily. Their reporters are currently in the region, following multidimensional crisis in the disaster region. Read More ›