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Walking the Bosnian Walk

Organized by: Seema Jilani

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THE STORY:

As a Muslim American woman living in these times, I feel this is a vital story to tell in a compelling multi-media way. We can never forget the concentration camps in Europe's backyard that held Muslims, and led to their genocide in our lifetime.

That's why I'm fundraising for a new multimedia journalism project. Next month, I will travel to Bosnia to do a multi-media project on the 20-year commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide, where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were massacred in a matter of days. Their remains were spread across mass graves to hide the crimes against humanity.

About 15,000 people tried to escape through 60+ miles of Bosnian forests in what is referred to as "The Column." They traveled in a "column" to avoid land mines and ambushes. Many died of starvation, dehydration, mental illness, exhaustion, or suicide.

I am retracing their steps & will complete the entirety of the 63 miles on foot alongside genocide survivors who walk in honor of lost loved ones, and protestors demanding for war criminals to be prosecuted. I will tell their stories and the stories of those who were killed in the Srebrenica Genocide via a multi-media project. The funds raised will go towards a local team who has been personally affected by this tragedy who will help with translation, transportation, and documentation of this historical event.

$3,375

 

68% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $210

  • hasan

    $100

  • Phivan Wright

    $100

  • Dion Nissenbaum

    $100

  • Roy & Susan

    $100

  • Barbara Vincent

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $100

  • Bob

    $100

  • Adam Lowry

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MMC

    $100

  • GLN

    $100

  • CT

    $25

  • Alice Rothchild

    $100

  • Kevin and Anna

    $50

  • Mr. & Dr. Nate & Elizabeth Collins

     

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  • Anonymous

    $75

  • alan meyers

     

  • Dr Yo-Yo

    $50

  • sarah

    $25

  • Nabil

    $250

  • Kathy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Adams Family

    $50

  • Miakoda Collins

    $100

  • Franziska & Selcuk Altinsoy

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tammer Ramini

    $50

  • Saira Jilani

    $100

  • Lily

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Lydia Lewis

    $30

  • Wendy Hickey

    $50

  • Shazia

    $50

  • Sharline Chiang

    $50

  • Magda Bogin

     

  • Jonathan Morgenstein

    $25

  • Frankie Sturm

    $100

  • Rob

    $25

  • Mike Breen

    $50

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  • Ammar

    $50

  • Agnia Grigas

    $100

  • Nausheen Jamal

    $50

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Seema Jilani

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Donor Comments

Nausheen Jamal

Nausheen Jamal

DONATION: $50

In tribute to my friend Amira, who made a dangerous but courageous escape to the U.S. with her daughter as refugees. 3 years ago

Agnia Grigas

Agnia Grigas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ammar

Ammar

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Mike Breen

Mike Breen

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rob

Rob

DONATION: $25

#G2FL 3 years ago

Frankie Sturm

Frankie Sturm

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jonathan Morgenstein

Jonathan Morgenstein

DONATION: $25

Thanks for doing this 3 years ago

Magda Bogin

Magda Bogin

What a fantastic project!! 3 years ago

Sharline Chiang

Sharline Chiang

DONATION: $50

So amazed by your commitment to justice, as always. 3 years ago

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