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یانەی فێرخوازیی "TAG" فێستیڤاڵێک بەمەبەستی سودمەندکردنی ئاوارەو پەنابەران سازدەکات

  بەهاوکاریی یەکێتیی نێودەوڵەتیی پەنابەرانی عێراقی "IFIR" ، یانەی "TAG"  کە یانەیەکی فێرخوازییە لەزانکۆی ئەمریکیی سلێمانی ، رۆژی ٢٩ ی حوزەیرانی ٢٠١٨ ، لەپارکی ئازادی ، فێستیڤاڵی ژیانەوەی سازدا ، کە ئامانج لێی سودمەندکردنی ئاوارەو پەنابەران بو . ئامادەبوانی فێستیڤاڵەکە چێژیان لەمۆسیقای زیندو و کۆشکەکانی خواردن و هیتر وەرگرت . داهاتی فێستیڤاڵەکە دەچێتە سندوقێکەوە کە تەرخان کراوە بۆ کۆمەککردنی ئاوارەو پەنابەران و دابینکردنی خزمەتگوزاریی پزیشکی بۆیان . کلیکی ئێرە بکە بۆ بینینی تەواوی ئەلبومی Facebook

نادي TAG الطلابي ينظم مهرجانا لإفادة اللاجئين والنازحين

  بالتعاون مع الاتحاد الدولي للاجئين العراقيين "IFIR" ، قام نادي "TAG" ، وهو نادي طلابي في الجامعة الأميركية بالسليمانية ، بتنظيم مهرجان "زيانوه - الإنبعاث" ، في حديقة آزادي ،  يوم 29 حزيران 2018 ، وذلك لإفادة اللاجئين والمشردين. استمتع رواد المهرجان بعروض موسيقية حية ، وأكشاك الطعام ، وغيرها . وسوف تذهب عائدات المهرجان لصندوق مخصص لمساعدة اللاجئين والنازحين وتمكينهم من الوصول الى الخدمات الطبية. انقر هنا للوصول إلى ألبوم Facebook الكامل  

TAG student club organizes festival to benefit refugees and IDPs

  June 29, 2018 - The Action Group (TAG), a student club at AUIS, held the Zhyanawa festival at Azadi Park in collaboration with the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) to benefit refugees and displaced persons.   Festival goers enjoyed live music performances, food stalls, a marketplace featuring female entrepreneurs, and more. Proceeds from the event will go towards a fund to help refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have greater access to medical services. Click here to access the full Facebook album.

Workshop on Social Engagement at Times of Conflict

  October 10, 2017 - The Action Group (TAG) hosted a workshop to discuss the importance of volunteering at times of political and social conflict. The event was supervised by the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS). Renowned actor, producer, and director, Mr. Shwan Atuf, was a speaker at the event. He spoke about his experiences as an artist and activist. Atuf gave students an idea of how volunteering can help change the society and make the community a better place. He stressed the importance of putting one’s own hobbies and interests into use, by producing creative projects that have a social impact and will bring change. He then focused his speech on the  advantages of volunteering in terms of gaining knowledge and achieving future goals. Expanding your ability to do work without expecting things in return helps revive trust and a sense of community. Everyone has different ideas but these ideas need to be put into action so that the outcome is seen. Atuf shared some of his own projects and explained how he had to be creative in order to execute them on a small budget. As the event concluded, Mr. Shwan Atuf left the students with a question, “Why won’t you do voluntary work?” he asked, “What else will you do?” He stressed that the work will still get done without them, so why not be part of it? Several students volunteered to join TAG at the end of the seminar, showing their willingness to participate in various capacities. Article by CGDS Intern Awin Adil Taib

Fourth TAG Seminar

The Action Group (TAG) will be hosting their fourth seminar this Sunday. The seminars focus on issues in the community like inequality and injustice through research presentations conducted by the student club members.  Agenda for the conference: Opening: By AUIS student Gardinya Jutyar (3 min) Keynote Speaker: Fayaq Hamasalih (15 min) A talk about photography and social injustice.  First Video: Alternative Swear Words (10 min) Research Presentation: By Saya and Barzah Presenting on disability (10 min) Play: About clothing and Harassment (15-20 min) Played by AUIS Drama Club Directed by AUIS student Raz Rizgar Second Video: Overview about TAG (5min) Music: Hamid Banaee and Oriental Music Club (45 min) Zryan's Farewell Speech (3min) Certificates Outside the Conference Hall: Refreshments Photo exhibition of Fayaq Hamasalih

Guest Lecture: The Women of the Caliphate

  A guest lecture by Judit Neurink, journalist and author, to begin the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign at AUIS. The event has been organized by the Center for Gender and Development Studies.  The women of the Caliphate: Slaves, mothers and jihadi brides With the battle to liberate Mosul raging: what do we know about the relationship between the Islamic group ISIS and women? It is a complex one. ISIS is keeping thousands of Yazidi women as sex slaves and treats them like animals. Western women have been recruited to give birth to the next generation of fighters. Some of them volunteer to work with a special police force that checks if women are abiding by the strict rules – acting no less brutal than the ISIS men. And as the latest development, it is said that ISIS is getting these women ready for suicide missions. All these women, both victims and perpetrators, play a role in the history now being written in Iraq and Syria. About the speaker Judit Neurink (1957) is a journalist and author from the Netherlands, a specialist on the Middle East who has been living and working in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the past eight years. She set up a media centre in Sulaymaniya (the Independent Media Centre in Kurdistan IMCK) to train journalists and teach politicians and police how to work with the media. Since leaving the centre, she works for Dutch and Belgian newspapers, radio and TV as well as international media. She has written six books, all of them connected to the Middle East, amongst them a novel about the Jews of Kurdistan, and the most recent ones focusing on the Islamic group ISIS. Her latest, ‘The women of the Caliphate’ gives a picture of women’s lives inside ISIS held territory, both victims and women who married into or were recruited by ISIS. She lives with her two Siamese cats in the capital of the Kurdistan Region, Erbil.  

Privilege, Power, and Hierarchy: A Diversity Training Workshop

You are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on socio-economic inequity, highlighting gender and disability. Sponsored by the AUIS Center for Gender and Development Studies, this workshop provides training for AUIS students who may be interested in facilitating diversity workshops in local high schools, and is open to all interested students, staff, and community members. Part One of the workshop will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00-12:30; Part Two will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 to 12:30. Both sessions will be held in  lecture hall B-B2-39. Participants who attend both days of training will receive certificates of completion. Facilitators are Dr. Choman Hardi (English) and Dr. Lynn Rose (Social Science). There is no cost for this workshop. Space is limited: please reserve your spot by emailing the President of  TAG (The Action Group), Zyran Ibrahim, at zryan.ibrahim@auis.edu.krd.

Third TAG Seminar

  Guest Speaker: Dr. Mariwan Kanie (University of Amsterdam)   Student Presentations: Two students from research class are going to share their works.   Poetry Slam: Finalists will read their poems. Winners of the best poetry in Kurdish, Arabic, and English languages will be announced. Certificates are going to be given to the finalists.   Music: Harem Jaafar The Oriental Music Club    Video: "I cannot unsee the problem" by Zhiwar Jwahar  An Overview about TAG Group   Students, faculty, and staff of AUIS are welcome to attend.  

The Action Group (TAG) Hosts Seminar on Social Injustice

The Action Group (TAG) is a student club at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), founded and supervised by Dr. Choman Hardi, assistant professor of English literature. The group draws on the energy, ideas and initiatives of students for the good of the community. It aims to engage with a wide range of issues including injustice, social inequalities and environmental pollution. It thrives to establish firmer links between AUIS and the wider community through conducting research, facilitating workshops, taking joined actions, organizing conferences and exhibitions, and producing short films to disseminate the ideas within AUIS and the larger community. The group's inaugural meeting was on February 27, 2015 in which the beloved Kurdish singer Bahjat Yahya spoke to students about the importance of getting involved in democratising society. Student musicians Harem Jaafer and Botan Abdullah also took part in the event.  On May 3, 2015 TAG hosted its first seminar, “Social Injustice: towards problematising inequality”, featuring Dr. Mariwan Kanie as the keynote speaker and the musician and singerTara Jaff.  Dr. Kanie’s talk focused on “Rethinking Roots of Rising Violence against Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.” He is a Kurdish intellectual, writer, and political scientist. He teaches in the department of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Jewish studies at the Amsterdam University in Netherlands. During the seminar TAG members also presented their own research findings. Students Ahmed Yousef, Biryar Bahhaalddin and Aska Osman discussed “Women Members of the Kurdistan Parliament and Gender Equality”; Rushdi Burhan spoke about “Men's Perception of Women and Inequalities,” and Hero Rfaat and Amez Hiwa addressed “The Phenomenon of Begging in the City of Sulaimai”.   TAG also presented their first short film on gender equality at the event. The film was created by student Berzy Behzad with support from Shko Shwan, Dastan Sabah, Haarem Jaafer, and Dr. Hardi. “The purpose of the video is to send  out a positive message to our community that being a father of girl(s) is a blessing, not a curse; this is to fight the phenomenon that boys are generally favored over girls in our society.  Our group's vision is to advocate equality between both genders,” said Behzad, about the film. The seminar ended with a melodious performance on the celtic harp by renowned Kurdish musician, Tara Jaff. She mostly played her own compositions and also talked about discovering her passion for music, and her challenging journey towards becoming what she calls a “traveling artist”. Dr. Hardi explained the idea behind the creation and purpose of TAG: “The idea developed in the last weeks of the Gender, Media and Society course where we discussed possible ways to challenge inequality in our social environment,” she said, “It was also given space when we studied The Handmaid’s Tale as part of the ENG 102 course. In the novel Offred, like many others, ignored the growing injustices around her and she focused on her own personal happiness. This resulted in the rise of dictatorship in her land. Unlike Offred, we don’t want to be passive and let our world give into injustice, inequality and radicalism. We want to “problematise” the inequalities that are seen as normal (to use Bourdieu’s words) and move towards creating an egalitarian society where people are treated as equal citizens regardless of their gender, ethnicity and religious background .”  
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