Futures of Syria and Bashar Assad Aired at Town Hall

The focus of the international media may have switched from Syria to Israel-Palestine (for now), but that won't stop the Los Angeles chapter of the Syrian American Council from holding its third town hall meeting in Anaheim Saturday to examine the current situation and future outlook for members' homeland. Speakers include Frederic C. Hof, special coordinator for regional affairs at the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and the U.S. State Department, and Dr. Najib Ghadban, a member of the newly formed Syrian National Council and a professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

The program is scheduled to include presentations, a question-and-answer session and an overview of the nonprofit SAC-LA's projects for the local Syrian American community.

"As Syrian Americans we stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors in Syria who are giving their lives daily in the pursuit of freedom and liberty," says SAC-LA board member Susan Misto in the event announcement. "We ask the U.S. and international community to put an end to bloodshed and send Bashar Assad to the International Criminal Court."

The event, which is ndorsed by the Syrian Emergency Task Force-Los Angeles and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area, is scheduled to run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton, 777 West Convention Way.


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