By Karam Kurda & Hawzheen Babataher:
We invite you to a forum, open to all the Kurdish community, asking the question, ‘Is South Kurdistan ready for independence?’
The export of Kurdish oil is the most recent act of defiance by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), largely applauded by the Kurdish people, in reaction to the inflexible attitude of the central government of Iraq. Kurdish leaders have alluded to a possible declaration of independence and, at a time when the relationship between said governments is growing increasingly sensitive, we believe the Kurdish community will benefit from participating in an engaging and enlightening debate on this topic.
This is a pivotal stage in the struggle for nationhood and it is important that the Kurdish diaspora mobilises in debates and considers the economic, political and regional ramifications of establishing a Kurdish state.
To explore this potentially decisive stage in Southern Kurdistan’s future, we have invited distinguished Kurdish activists and academics to share their views as a panel in an independent public forum. The evening will also feature the views of some international speakers shown via video link and the whole event will be live-streamed to the Kurdish diaspora and Kurdistan (details to follow).
We hope that you can join us on 22nd June 2014 at:
- Kurdish Cultural Centre, 14 Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AA
- Doors open 5.30pm, Start time 6.00pm, End time 8.15pm
For more information please contact:
Karam Kurda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawzheen Babataher: email@example.com