Film Screening and Discussion: The White Helmets

The Illinois Tech Coalition on Inclusion will host a film screening and discussion of The White Helmets on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in the IIT Tower Auditorium.

The White Helmets is an Oscar-Award-winning short documentary (41 min.) about a group of first responders who risk their lives to rescue victims of airstrikes on civilian targets during the still ongoing Syrian War. The documentary won the 2017 Oscar for Best Short Documentary.

After the film, the audience will hear from members of our community who experienced the war in Syria first hand, and those who have worked to help refugees from this war resettle in Chicago. The post film discussion with Q&A will feature:

  • Salam Abdulrazzak
    Illinois Tech alumna, B.S. in Business (2015)
    Development Coordinator, Syrian Community Network
  • Gerald Hankerson
    Outreach Coordinator
    Council on American Islamic Relations(CAIR)-Chicago
  • Suhaib Ibrahim
    Illinois Tech Alumnus
    Syrian American Immigrant
  • Megan Mozina
    Director, International Initiatives and Strategic Alignment
    Illinois Tech Office of the Vice Provost

This event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Tech Student Government Association and the Office of Campus Life.