First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Refugee Theater: Kurdish and Yazidi Women Speak Out

Rojava, a revolutionary experiment in Kurdish Syria, attempts to create an inclusive democracy safe from ISIS, Turkish incursion, and Syria’s civil war. Smith College professor Ellen W. Kaplan discusses the process of interviewing women, activists, refugees, and fighters from the Rojava region, and transforming their experiences into theater.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on February 5, 2020.

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