Date/Time: 19/10/2014 at 18:00 – 22:45
On the 19th of October 2014, C4K have organised a charity evening in Notting Hill at the Portobello pop up cinema.
It is a free event with a wonderful program that includes an exclusive film screening a seminar, silent art auction, songs and poetry.
Please find attached the program for further details.
Doors will open at 6.00pm until 10.30pm
Hosted By KaeKurd
Psychological Effects of Genocide seminar: with Mohammed Haider MA, Dr Shko Shorsh and Professor Brian Brivati
Art Exhibition by Dr Osman’s ‘Documenting the Anfal Genocide Through Drawing’: Drawings from direct interviews with survivors of the genocide
Silent Art Auction: Painters from Kurdistan and Britain have donated works to go towards the total amount raised on the evening
Exclusive film screening ‘A Kurdish Winter’: Stories from the Al-Anfal genocide told from the mouths of those who experienced it.
Songs & Poetry: A variety of acts will perform melancholic Kurdish songs and spoken word poetry in English.
Free Admission (Suggested donation of £5)
All proceeds from donations and auction will go towards the charities: Rwanga Foundation and the Kurdish Red Moon (Heyva Sor A Kurdistane)
Over the last few months we have watched the unfolding brutality of the Islamic State (IS). Compassion 4 Kurdistan a local charity group organized by volunteers and philanthropists from the Kurdish diaspora have decided to do something about the ongoing desperate situation the Kurds are once again facing during these unsettled times.
Compassion 4 Kurdistan, are descended from the genocides atrocities of Halabja and Anfal. Our motives are to raise awareness to the plight of the Kurdish people, to distribute aid and logistical support and to try with our utmost determination to prevent another genocide occurring to the Kurdish peoples. The Kurds are people who believe in equality and freedom and have long supported the Western states and the prosperity of peace, human rights and democracy. Furthermore The Kurds have a history of granting equal rights to all genders. Women have and still are representing Kurdish politics and serve in The Kurdish army and militias side by side with their male counterparts in all ranks. This distinguishes the Kurdish people from all other Muslim nations surrounding them. Just remember that the IS are totalitarian in their approach and consider all acts outside their interpretation of sharia to be harshly dealt often with public execution.
IS are an extremely dangerous organization and their attempt to enter into Kurdish held regions will not be the end; they are a global threat to the West and we feel that as two British nationals with Kurdish heritage living in a free, democratic and war free country, we have an obligation to support on all levels possible.