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The Arab Awakening: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Non-Violent Egyptian Revolution
Date Thursday February 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPhilosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Forum
Location Details
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Room 304
Building on his experience in co-founding multiple youth movements in the Middle East, Ahmed Salah learned that there are rarely any truly impossible situations and that even the most powerful corrupt systems can be taken down with creative thinking and passionate work.

Come join us in a conversation about the value of non-violence in protest against repressive political environments and the fundamental importance of making ethical choices in this existential struggle. We will discussed the historical significance of the Egyptian revolution and what we can learn from its successes and eclipse. We will look into Arab aspirations for change and liberation. We will examine the autocratic politics in the Middle East and international complicity in the denial of human rights in the region.

Ahmed Salah, born in Egypt in 1967, was a member of the Coordinating Committee of Kefaya, (2004-2010), the coordinator of Youth for Change (2005-2006), and the primary founder and strategist of April 6 Youth movement of Egypt. He became the main architect of the January 2011 revolution, and the coordinator of the Coalition of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (2011-2013).

Ahmed is a recipient of important justice awards. He published You Are Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution (2016). He lives in San Francisco and teaches classes on the value of non-violence as philosophy, moral practice, and winning strategy in political movements for change. He can be reached at asea1009 [at] yahoo.com.

Zoom: https://ciis.zoom.us/j/911041996
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