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Monday, February 13, 2012

Beyond the Classroom presents "Goodbye Mubarak!"

Description:
On January 25, 2011, the world was captivated as thousands of protesters flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo, demanding an end to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. But the ground for the protests had been laid in the weeks and months preceding the mass outpouring of opposition. GOODBYE MUBARAK! takes us to Egypt during fall 2010, in the run-up to legislative elections. A revolution-in-waiting is already simmering under the surface of Egyptian society. Activist Mahitab el Gilani walks through a market at night, urging people to sign a petition calling for the end of Egypt's draconian Emergency Law and for free elections. If this conversation is broadcast on TV, we'll all be arrested, one woman tells her. We also meet opposition candidates in the midst of their campaigns. While young, web-savvy activists get much of the credit for the demonstrations, GOODBYE MUBARAK! shows just how deep opposition to the regime ran in the months prior to the revolution. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 8, 2012
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Co
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu


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