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The Case for Kurdistan

By Hawar Shawki – Government Affairs Advisor In making the case for Kurdish independence, the author reviews the favorable prospects of the Kurdish state. He explains that “the West must support Kurdish independence to right the wrongs of the past and create stability in the Middle East.” Read the full article

Kurdish National Congress of North America Annual Conference 2014

As we all know, our beloved homeland Kurdistan is facing challenges, threats, and opportunities in epic proportions. It is incumbent on all of us to do our share of supporting them. We need to mobilize our energy and leverage our position to reach out to the US Policy makers and public to support the Kurdish…

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    bandiera-kurdistan The Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan living in the United States and Canada. The KNC was founded in 1988, soon after Iraqi chemical weapons attacks on Halabja and other Kurdish cities and villages. Its objective is to unite Kurds living in North America to work for common goals, to promote the idea of a United Free Kurdistan, and to strengthen the voice of all Kurds living in the USA and Canada. The KNC is a democratic organization. Its president and board of directors are elected by the members and the organization is governed by a set of by-laws. The KNC encourages open discussion of issues, free speech, and active participation in leadership by its members.
    Dear Friends, We hope this email finds you and your family doing well. As we all know, our beloved homeland Kurdistan is facing challenges, threats, and opportunities in epic proportions. It is incumbent on all of us to do our share of supporting them. We need to mobilize our energy and leverage our position to reach out to the US Policy makers and public to support the Kurdish nation. Towards this end, you are cordially invited to attend the KNC Annual Conference that will be held on September 27 & 28, 2014 in Washington DC area. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott hotel. The rate is $69.99/per night. Below is the Hotel information.

    Tysons Corner Marriott 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182 Phone: 703-734-3200 Fax: 703-734-5763 http://www.marriott.com/wastc

    The conference will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including current issues, Human rights and the role of woman, the role of social media in furthering Kurdish cause, and many more. However, the main focus will be on the opportunities and challenges facing all parts of Kurdistan in the new political transformation throughout the Middle East. Your presence and participation in the discussions would add great value to our deliberations and will contribute to the success of the conference. Please send us a reply if you will be able to attend. We look forward to seeing you all. Best Regards, Wafa Khorsheed Conference organizing committee 734-323-3217
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    KNC-NA held a meeting on Saturday, June 21st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Southern California to formulate future planning for KNCNA. Attendees were current KNC-NA board members, former KNC-NA presidents, former board members and members; this meeting was open to the general public; the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the challenges KNC-NA and other Kurdish organizations in North America have been facing due to the political, social and cultural changes within the Kurdish communities in Diaspora and abroad in the recent years. KNC-NA meeting attendees discussed the challenges, membership drive, better networking and collaborations between Kurdish organizations in North America and abroad and other issues to better help and understand how KNC-NA and other Kurdish organizations can revive, collaborate, network to become more viable and productive.
    January 13, 2013: KNC-NA call for a thorough investigation into the assassination of three Kurdish women activists in Paris: PR Paris Assassinations 
    Dec 27, 2012: Letter to Mr. Yuksel regaridng the loss of BDP parliament member Mr. Serafettinn Elçi. Letter To Mr. Yuksel
    Nov 12-13: Solidarity with Hunger Strike in LA: Hunger Strike hunger Nov 5, 2012: KNC-NA PR on Hunger Strike in North Kurdistan: Hunger Strike PR
    Kurdish American Advocacy group has released a PR, and a petition is also on line for everyone to sign. Please see the attached file for the PR, and use this link to access the petition: http://www.change.org/p/luqman-barwari-support-the-kurdish-hunger-strikers Here is the Turkish Consulate address: 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    Seminar on Syria and Kurdistan by KAES-LA on Oct 6, 2012 in Long Beach, CA: http://www.kurdssyriakaesla.com/ PR on the July14th event in Amed: Diyarbakir PR
    KNC-NA Bylaws can be found at: http://www.kncna.net/20100606-kncnaBylaws