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Crisis in Yemen: Lecture and Discussion in Portland
August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 7 million people are on the verge of starvation, and a child dies every ten minutes of preventable disease.
Join Will Picard, executive director of the Yemen Peace Project, at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Portland (on Congress Street) on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 pm. for a talk on Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe and US foreign policy. This event is free and open to all.
The Yemen Peace Project advances peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen and provides policymakers and the public with accurate information about Yemeni affairs. YPP was instrumental in the recent vote to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Will Picard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Modern Middle East Studies and Southwest Asian Conflict Studies. His senior thesis explored the importance of the Sa‘dah wars in the context of modern Yemeni history. Will first visited Yemen in 1999, when he was 17 years old. He has studied Yemeni history and contemporary affairs ever since.
This is not a Camden Conference or First Parish Unitarian Church event; for more information please contact Brian Milakovsky at 207-315-0265 or [email protected]