Lectures, Conferences and Exhibiitons

Organisation: 
Secular Club - American University of Beirut (AUB)
Type of Organisation: 
Collective
Launched in: 
2015
Description: 
The Secular Club in the American University of Beirut (AUB) has been carrying out several lectures, conferences and exhibitions aiming to memorialize and open discussion on the civil wars in Lebanon. The club?s activities included a series of events titled ?40 Years of Conflicting Narratives,? which took place in April 2015 entailed an exhibition drawing attention to major events of the war and the issue of the missing, film screening of Maroun Baghdadi?s ?Beirut Ya Beirut? and discussions between academics, students, and practitioners. In October 2015, the General Security prohibited the Secular Club from screening Reine Mitri?s documentary film ?In this Land Lay Graves of Mine,? which presents atrocities committed by political parties during the civil wars form the perspective of victims. The Secular Club had planned to screen the film in collaboration with the International Centre for Transitional Justice after the General Security had banned it in December 2014 in accordance with a decree issued by The Minister of Interior.
Resources: 
http://www.aub.edu.lb/sao/activities/org/clubs/Documents/secular.pdf
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Awareness Raising
Type of Activity: 
Closed forums
Target Group: 
General public
Geographic Area: 
Beirut
Status: 
Completed