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Social Media Revolutionary: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim
Date Tuesday February 07
Time 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorDanae Myers
Emailinfo [at]
Wael Ghonim, Author, Revolution 2.0
Moderator: Laura Sydell, NPR Correspondent

Come meet and speak with Wael Ghonim, and hear first-hand what can happen when personal conviction and social media unite. The revolutions sweeping the Middle East in 2011 were unlike any the world had ever seen. How did it all start? In the fall of 2010, then-30-year-old Ghonim launched a Facebook page to protest the death of an Egyptian citizen, Khaled Said, at the hands of the police. The page attracted thousands of members and, combined with Twitter and YouTube, became an outlet for like minds to speak out and reach out to others on issues of corruption, brutality, and oppression. This sparked online and real-world protests, Ghonim's arrest, and eventually, a revolution that led to the departure of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Don't miss this rare opportunity to personally see and hear Ghonim, author of the newly released Revolution 2.0, tell the inside story in an onstage interview with NPR correspondent Laura Sydell.


Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 hrs in advance. We thank you for your cooperation!

REGISTRATION/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception/ Networking: 5:30 PM | Program: 07:00 PM

PRICE: Churchill Club Member $25 | Nonmember $50

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 22nd, 2012 2:54 PM

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