Cultural Anthropology students participate in Hunger Strike

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A small group of Duke students enrolled in PhD programs, including Cultural Anthropology graduate students, are on a hunger strike, hoping to raise awareness about Kobani—an area at the border of Turkey and Syria—that is currently being targeted by ISIS rebels. The students deplore the lack of awareness about this issue in the U.S and wish to inform the student population about the matter. On a flyer they are handing to passers-by, the students declare that they “support Kobani’s spirit of self-defense and call on the international coalition forces and the broader international community to support Kobani immediately.” Watch the video to learn more about their hunger strike and the motivation behind their call for action.