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Rhodes Students Organize “Sound Out for Syria” Benefit

Publication Date: 11/13/2012

Senior Yasmin Mzayek and a group of Rhodes and University of Memphis students have organized a music fundraiser to benefit Syrian Refugees. “Sound Out for Syria” is Saturday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Hi-Tone Café located at 1913 Poplar Avenue. The suggested donation is $10 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the relief efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society. Both agencies are working with refugees fleeing from the war in Syria and assisting internally displaced people affected by the fighting within Syria′s borders.

“This event is especially important to me because I was born and raised in Syria, and most of my family still lives over there,” says Mzayek, who is a neuroscience major at Rhodes.

Groups performing for the benefit are Devil Train, Great Barrier Reefs, and Deering and Down.

This event is being funded by two Rhodes organizations—Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts and the Kinney Program for community service.

For more information about “Sound Out for Syria,” contact Mzayek at mzaya@rhodes.edu or visit the Facebook event page.

Tags: Arts/Performances, Service, Students

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