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Presented By: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

CMENAS Lecture. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS): Saving Syrian Lives at the Frontline

Day 1: Do Syrian Refugees Exist // Day 2: Arab American Profiles: Medicine and Humanism in Action

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Please join CMENAS for our two-day event series, "Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS): Saving Syrian Lives at the Frontline," featuring Syrian American Medical Society

Day 1: "Do Syrian Refugees Exist?" will explore the current refugee crisis in Syria through the work of Syrian American Medical Society volunteers, Dr. Jihad Shoshara, Dr. Hisham Bismar, and Ms. Lara Zakaria.

Day 2: "Arab American Profiles: Medicine and Humanism in Action." This event will explore the pressure that many debt-burdened students and community members feel in having to choose between medicine as a vocation and languages and humanities as an avocation. SAMS volunteers will offer stories of how to balance gainful employment and humanitarian work. Our aim is to help community members and students cultivate their own identity and aspirations.

Volunteers will raise awareness of the current situation in Syria, their invisible patients, and their experiences of engaging in medical relief and humanitarian work.

University of Michigan–Arab & Muslim American Studies, Conflict and Peace Initiative, Donia Human Rights Center, International Institute, MEdAN-Middle East and Arab Network, MENA Public Health, Michigan Refugee Assistance Program, and Program in International & Comparative Studies

Arab American National Museum

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