Indiana Tech to host screening of films on Syrian refugee crisis

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Indiana Tech to host screening of films on Syrian refugee crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech’s Honors and Communication programs, in partnership with community organizations Fort Wayne for Refugees and the Lighthouse Peace Initiative, will host a free community screening and panel discussion of From the Front Line, a series of three short films produced by young people living in the Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

The free event is open to the public and will take place Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Indiana Tech’s Multi-Flex Theater, located in the Snyder Academic Center on Indiana Tech’s main campus at 1600 East Washington Blvd. in Fort Wayne.

Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Tom Powell, co-anchor of Fort Wayne’s NBC evening news. Panelists will include Caleb Jehl and Dr. Chrinna Balasingham, who recently returned from the Bekaa Valley camp, where Caleb taught a course on entrepreneurship. Also serving on the panel will be Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson, professor of psychology at the University of Saint Francis; Sam Jarjour, a Fort Wayne attorney who is an advocate for refugees and has visited the camp; and refugee advocate Alia Natafgi Kara of Fort Wayne. A reception with light refreshments will follow the screening and panel discussion.