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Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon Details

Noon Luncheon, Program & Book Signing
Hotel Crescent Court – Gallery Ballroom

For years, the Kurdish people of Iraq have endured unspeakable persecution. As a girl who spent her early childhood in Iran, Bayan Sami Adbul Rahman remembers fleeing from village to village with her family as Saddam Hussein hunted down the Kurds during a systematic genocide campaign know as Al Anfal—“the spoils of war.”

In 2004, her father, Sami Abdul Rahman, a key player in the Kurdish struggle against Saddam Hussein, was killed—along with her brother—in a terrorist attack on the Kurdish capital of Erbil. In the aftermath of Hussein execution, the tragedy has continued. Tens of thousands of Kurds were forced to flee their homeland in mass exodus to escape widespread murder and rape at the hands of ISIS terrorist.

Now Rahman, in her diplomatic post as Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to the United States, is championing independence for the Kurdish Region (Iraq Kurdistan). Despite the overwhelming passage of a referendum declaring its sovereignty last September, the central Iraqi government refuses to accept the voter outcome. Rahman reveals what the United States can do to help the Kurds secure what she says is “rightfully ours” and why.

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Please note the date has changed from March 29 to March 28.

Location: Hotel Crescent Court – Gallery Ballroom
400 Crescent Ct.
Dallas, TX 75201
Fees: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members
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