SF Bay Area

Codepink Travels to Iraq Kurdistan

When:
September 10, 2017 @ 2:33 AM – September 23, 2017 @ 3:33 AM
2017-09-10T02:33:00-07:00
2017-09-23T03:33:00-07:00

In May 2017, CODEPINK’s Nancy Mancias joined the Christian Peacemaker Teams’ (CPT) small delegation on an educational tour of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region. The delegates met with women, LGBTQ and peace organizations, academics, and villagers affected by oil company Dana Gas and Turkey’s cross-border bombings. The rigorous and enriching tour provided a small glimpse into the lives of internally displaced Iraqis, Yezidis and religious groups in Iraqi Kurdistan. CPT has had a presence in Iraq since October 2002, first in Baghdad and since November 2006 in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Cost: $3200 US

Click here to apply directly with the Christian Peacemaker Teams

For trip information: contact Terra Winston at terraw@cpt.org

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