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|Egyptian Revolutionary to speak at UCSC|
|Date||Wednesday May 09|
|Time||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|Charles E. Merrill Lounge, Merrill College, UCSC|
Well known Egyptian activist Ahmed Salah is speaking Wed. at 3:30 to 5:00 at the Charles E. Merrill Lounge, Merrill College, UCSC
WEDNESDAY, May 9
2011-12 Politics Department Speaker Series presents:
"What Really Happened: Lessons from the Egyptian Revolution"
3:30 - 5:00
Charles E. Merrill Lounge
Description: Salah, an Egyptian activist, shares his experience and analysis of the Revolution last spring. How did it start? What challenges and obstacles did organizers face and how they were overcome? What has been happening ever since, and what are the current and future possibilities for the revolution in Egypt? How does his experience and analysis tell a story at odds with mainstream representations of the story?
Bio: Ahmed Salah was co-founder, strategist and foreign affairs representative of the April 6 Youth Movement until end of 2010, and co-devised and implemented the plan that led to the first day of the
Egyptian Revolution on January 25, 2011. Salah is one of the co-founders of the Egyptian Movement for Change, Kifaya (Enough!) and was one of its leaders until mid 2008, he also co-founded and lead the first anti-Mubarak youth movement called Youth For Change (2005-2006), and leads the Coalition of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution.
For more about Ahmed Salah: http://fsi.stanford.edu/docs/AB40F2870ccbb19595kJU194C067-556#Ahmed
To see an interview with Ahmed Salah, please visit: http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/index.php/learning-and-resources/on-the-ground/1547-ahmed-salah
For more information, please contact: Dana Rohlf, danar [at] ucsc.edu