At a time when no one was reporting on Syria and the Syrian conflict became the forgotten conflict, Worldview continued to be a beacon of light for the forgotten conflict, and most importantly the Syrian people. Through Jerome’s thoughtful questions about life, food, culture and the impact of the Syrian conflict on the people, listeners had the opportunity to learn about and to hear a different perspective than that of CNN or other news outlets. He invited Dr. Zaher Sahloul, co-founder of MedGlobal on several occasions to talk about all of the advocacy efforts happening in Washington DC during the Obama era and locally to bring awareness about the conflict.
In 2015, when the refugee conflict was imploding and everyone in the world was discussing all things related to refugees, Worldview invited Syrian Community Network Executive Director Suzanne Akhras Sahloul to speak about the newly resettled Syrian refugees in Chicago. This gave awareness to what was happening in our city and how people can channel their energy to volunteering locally with refugees. So many times, we received emails saying “We heard you on Worldview, how can we help?” Not only did this help our organization, but most importantly Chicagoans were lining up to help refugees. How beautiful is that! Worldview was the conduit to bringing people together.
No other WBEZ show did what Worldview did – the show helped us learn about the world around us. Please keep Worldview on air!Dr. Zaher & Suzanne Sahloul of MedGlobal and the Syrian Community Network, respectively.
Photo: Dr. Zaher and Suzanne Sahloul, pictured with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and members of the Syrian Community Network.
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