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Meedan Event in San Francisco

Meedan is excited to announce we will be co-hosting ‘Voices from the Arab Meedan: A meeting point between Arab revolutionaries and Bay Area community’ with the Arab Resource and Organizing Center at our coworking space in San Francisco, Mission*Social, on Saturday, March 26th, 11:30am-1:30.

With this event we aim to connect individuals actively engaged in shaping this moment history with Bay Area community members who want to understand and contribute meaningfully to Arab movements of civic engagement, political organizing, and institutional critique.

Our event will include live online presentations and discussion with influential revolutionaries and activists based in Arab countries such as:

Eman AbdElRahman - Egyptian blogger and volunteer Global Voices contributor (@lastoadri)

Ahmed Mekkawy - founder of Spirula Systems, which defended Egyptian opposition websites from DDoS attacks (twitter @linuxawy)

Rayan Al-Emine - Lebanese activist, teacher and former editor of Left Turn Magazine.

Ahmed Ragab - Egyptian revolutionary and journalist (@Ahmed_Ragab )

Fatma Emam - Cairo-based researcher at Nazra for Feminist Studies and Islamic feminist interested in the intersection of gender, religion and ethnicity (@fatmaemam).

Participants will hear reflections and perspectives from the speakers and discuss as a group what people outside the region may be able to do to help - as concerned journalists, techies, translators, activists and citizens.

Saturday March 26 11:30am-1:30pm Location: Mission Social: 972 Mission Street in San Francisco, 5th floor Contact: info@araborganizing.org, kgoodin@meedan.net

Comments on this post

2011-03-26 02:27:18 -0700
[...] Welcome to the live blog for our event… Welcome to the live blog for our event on Saturday March 26th, streaming live from Egypt, Lebanon, and San Francisco. You can read an introduction on the Meedan blog: http://blog.meedan.net/2011/03/19/meedan-event-in-san-francisco/ [...]
2011-03-26 21:17:25 -0700
[...] Welcome to the live blog for our event on Saturday March 26th, streaming live from Egypt, Lebanon, and San Francisco. You can read an introduction on the Meedan blog: http://blog.meedan.net/2011/03/19/meedan-event-in-san-francisco/ [...]