The Syrian Democratic Council

A Cultural Symposium is Held at the Cultural Center in Raqqa on Management

The Culture and Antiquities Committee in the city of Raqqa organized a lecture delivered by Mr. Ismael Khaled, a researcher and editor of the Democratic Middle East magazine, in which that lecture was attended by a group of cultural and community figures and activists in Raqqa, on Monday, at the theater of the cultural center in the city.

The lecture was entitled “Management of societies and tools to improve lifestyles in the city of Raqqa” and “A Strong Will for Management” that included at its beginning a review of the international political reality and the influence of the dominant powers and their various effects on countries and societies, including Syria, and conflicts open to unexpected and unpredictable possibilities, as well as the most prominent data that define the social, economic and living conditions of Syria.

The lecturer also talked about the most important challenges facing the management in Raqqa, and there was a detailed explanation of the most prominent of these overlapping challenges as part of the new methods of war sought by regional and international powers against the societies and peoples of the region, and the lecturer also addressed the most important members that institutions depend on to manage societies in an ideal manner.

“The world is going through a historical and dangerous turning point, and cooperation is required and necessary to restore confidence between organizations and governments, and that these proposals presented by you express that you are the pioneers of the cultural movement in Raqqa, and there is a state of administrative, service, living and awareness stability that you try to establish and go on with it” Regarding the role of intellectuals in advancing and supporting society and administration together, researcher Khaled said.

Fakhri Darweesh, an independent activist, stated that the lecture is an explanation and analysis of the reality of Raqqa, while the writer Fawziya Al-Marei urged during her participation to take care of the basic things and to complete this beautiful project that the Autonomous Administration started and established since the beginning of it, so that the state of giving becomes mutual and that each one plays his role.

For his part, Mustafa Othman, the civil activist, emphasized that reality requires a keen mind and we should move according to available possibilities, while Ali Karbo, the Executive Director of the Syrian Renaissance House Association, noted that the investment lies in work in a cultural project that sheds light on the concerns and issues of society.

Several other participations and proposals were made by the attendees who indicated the transparency, clarity and levels in the city of Raqqa. In conclusion, the researcher Ismael Khaled said in response to one of the attendees as following: “We must not wait, but rather be contributors, so that we can all succeed”.


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