Monday, February 13, 2023 6:30pm to 8pm
About this Event
6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, NE 68182https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/news/2022/12/premiere-of-nobodys-listening-an-award-winning-vr-experience-and-immersive-exhibit.php #WeAreListening
The Nobody’s Listening virtual reality experience will be available to those interested 5:30-6:15 p.m. Food and refreshments provided.
This panel discussion will mark the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism, 12th February 2023, by exploring the root causes of the Yazidi genocide, the dangers of violent extremism and how it contributed to ISIL’s atrocities in northern Iraq, and the importance of preventing violent extremism today.
The event will be moderated by Ryan D’Souza, Director and Founder of Nobody’s Listening
As ISIS commenced its genocide against the Yazidi people of northern Iraq on 3 August 2014, tens of thousands of Yazidi civilians fled their homes and escaped to Mount Sinjar. On 7 August President Obama ordered a humanitarian intervention to prevent ‘a potential genocide’. In the immediacy of the unfolding tragedy, the Yazidi community began assisting the US State Department and Pentagon by providing coordination and information on where to drop aid and protect civilians. Together, their efforts saved countless lives and prevented further atrocities against this long-persecuted community.
This event is presented in partnership with Upstream, Nobody's Listening, the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, Yazda, the National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education Center (NCITE), and the Counter Extremism Project.
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