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Building Solidarity With the Arab Spring
Date Saturday November 12
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley Dwinelle Hall and the Multicultural Center
Event Type Teach-In
A Day-Long Teach-in on the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa


As'ad Abu Khalil on The US and the Arab Uprisings
Joel Beinin on Workers' Struggles in the Arab Spring
'Al-Shimaa Haider on Women's Role in the Egyptian Revolution
Revolutionaries from Egypt, Tunisia, and Palestine via videoconference

With additional workshops on questions and challenges for the uprisings and solidarity activists in the US.

Saturday, November 12th, 10am - 6pm
UC Berkeley
Workshop sessions at Dwinelle Hall
Plenary session at the Multicultural Center

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9am - 10am Registration

10am - 11:30am Session 1
  • The Arab Spring's Impact on Immigration • Nour Chammas, Ashwak Hauter, Miriam Zouzounis
  • Facts, Myths, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Sectarianism and the Arab Spring • Suzan Boulad
  • Internationalism and the Arab Spring • Mike Noonan
  • The Antiwar Movement and the Arab Spring • Zavi Katzvik, Michael Chase
  • Libya's Uprising
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm - 1:45pm Session 2
  • Yemen's Youth Revolt • Mokhtar Alkanshali, Ashwak Hauter
  • Tunisian, Egyptian, and Palestinian Revolutionaries via Videoconference
  • Socialisms in the Arab World • Jeremy Tully, Miriam Zouzounis
  • Syria's Uprising • Rami Bailoney, Jaber Kabbesh, Khaled Saleh
2pm - 3:15pm Session 3
  • The US and the Arab Uprisings • As'ad Abu Khalil
  • Workers' Struggles in the Arab Spring • Joel Beinin
  • Palestine and the Arab Spring • Nora Barrows-Friedman, Jess Ghannam
  • Women and the Arab Spring • 'Al-Shimaa Haider
3:30pm - 5:30pm Plenary Session with As'ad Abu Khalil, Joel Beinin, and 'Al-Shimaa Haider

6pm Dinner and informal conversation

Cosponsored by: Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC), Berkeley MSA PAC, International Socialist Organization, Syrian American Council

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