Every week organizers give a different name to
the demonstrations at "Freedom Square" in Suleimaniya in
the Kurdish north of Iraq. This week, the choice was, "Days of Hope."
On the team, we look hard to find
signs of hope here in this land that is experiencing a nonviolent people's
uprising against corruption and dictators; I wanted to share this story, in
which I believe hope appears.
Recently, my teammate Peggy Gish and I decided to accept an
invitation to visit some students at Suleimaniya University. The student who made the invitation took
us to a ninety-minute lecture in the English department. The class was studying William Shakespeare's