Tri-C Program Examines the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Oct. 23 ‘Learning for Life’ Lecture Series Event Focuses on Need for Aid

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will examine the Syrian refugee crisis during a Learning for Life lecture series program Oct. 23 at Corporate College® West.

The free program will focus on the human toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war and the limitations of the international response. Speakers include three aid workers working on the front lines of the relief effort.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Maher Azzouz, president of the Ohio chapter of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a nonprofit global medical relief organization.
  • Rami Kalash, a SAMS member and fourth-year student at the Northeast Ohio Medical University who made a mission trip to Jordan to help Syrian refugees.
  • Jenin Sallouha, a social worker who has made two mission trips to Jordan and helped open a refugee center for children.

The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 112 at Corporate College West, located at 25425 Center Ridge Road in Westlake. No registration is required. For more information, call 216-987-5968.

The Learning for Life lecture series covers a range of topics important to the community. Visit for a schedule of upcoming events.

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