Special Roundtable on Iraq

Special Roundtable and Interactive Discussion on Iraq's Religious and Ethnic Communities

Dear IRF Roundtable Participants,

I apologize for the short notice, but a delegation from Iraq is on its way to Washington at this very moment. Tomorrow, we are privileged to have the opportunity to hold a Special Roundtable and Interactive Discussion with members of this delegation on issues related to Iraq's religious and ethnic communities. An RSVP is not required, but please let me know if you can attend this important discussion.

Here is the time and place:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

1310 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Members of the delegation:

Dr. Ali Akram Zainalbden
Head of Turkmen Rescue Foundation in Baghdad, Iraq
Dr. Ali is a neurologist and manager of Dar Al Islam Medical Center in Baghdad. He is a member of the Human Rights Advisory Council of Iraqi Parliament.   

Sister Diana Momeka
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Mosul, Iraq
Along with the other Sisters, she is an internally displaced person, or IDP in Kurdistan. She spends all day working in the IDP camps, and she helped start a free health clinic for IDPs.

Gevara Zaya Youkhana
Nineveh Plain Protection Unit, Chairman of the Military Effort in Nineveh, Iraq

Sheikh Mirza Ismael
Chairman, Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International in Canada and Iraq

More details will follow later today, but I hope you will be able to join us.


With warm regards, 
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