Title

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Solidarity, Syria, Crisis

Abstract

This presentation is an analysis of the Syrian refugee crisis and the connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. The forces of imperialism, racism, state violence, xenophobia, and nationalism are commonalities between the Syrian refugee crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement. An analysis of these forces gives an understanding and connection to global issues and the bonds that are formed through solidarity as a result. The Syrian refugee crisis is an ongoing humanitarian crisis that has left half of the Syrian population displaced internally and abroad. The war that led to the refugee crisis and the Syrian refugee crisis has put pressure on the host countries and has caused political, social, security, and economic implications. Since the Syrian war started March 6th, 2011 that led to the refugee crisis, there has been a global increase in Islamophobia, including the US Muslim ban. The selectivity of countries and who the accept as refugees and the amount that is accepted is also linked to imperialism, racism, nationalism, capitalism, and power inequality. The common pain and suffering that comes from colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, persecution, and prejudice is different for each group of people that experiences it, but the pain caused leads to solidarity which can be seen between the Syrian refugee crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Salam Awad

Department/Program

Africana and Black Studies

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 12:00 PM

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Ellensburg

This presentation is an analysis of the Syrian refugee crisis and the connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. The forces of imperialism, racism, state violence, xenophobia, and nationalism are commonalities between the Syrian refugee crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement. An analysis of these forces gives an understanding and connection to global issues and the bonds that are formed through solidarity as a result. The Syrian refugee crisis is an ongoing humanitarian crisis that has left half of the Syrian population displaced internally and abroad. The war that led to the refugee crisis and the Syrian refugee crisis has put pressure on the host countries and has caused political, social, security, and economic implications. Since the Syrian war started March 6th, 2011 that led to the refugee crisis, there has been a global increase in Islamophobia, including the US Muslim ban. The selectivity of countries and who the accept as refugees and the amount that is accepted is also linked to imperialism, racism, nationalism, capitalism, and power inequality. The common pain and suffering that comes from colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, persecution, and prejudice is different for each group of people that experiences it, but the pain caused leads to solidarity which can be seen between the Syrian refugee crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/CAH/1