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The Spirit of Tahrir:
Please join us for an afternoon of honoring the vision of the Egyptian Revolution. The program includes an exclusive keynote via phone from Cairo by prominent blogger and activist, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, and honorary guest Skype call with bestselling author and political commentator, Ahdaf Soueif. VJ Um Amel joins DJ Ma'at for an afternoon of world music synchronized to a remix of Egyptian cinema and media emerging from the revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa. Drawn from the databases of the R-Shief initiative, this performance pays tribute to the vision of the people.
Based in Southern California, The Egyptian American Organization (EAO) was founded in 1984 to serve cross-cultural understanding.
Alaa Abd El-Fattah is an Egyptian blogger, software developer, and political activist who will speak to us from Cairo about the Egyptian revolution's ongoing struggle against the military regime and his ordeal in one of Egypt's worst prisons, which prevented him from attending the birth of his first son. Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling The Map of Love which was shortlisted or the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1999. Ms Soueif is also a political and cultural commentator; she writes regularly for the Guardian in London and has a weekly column for al-Shorouk in Cairo. VJ Um Amel is an Egyptian American media artist and creator of the Arab news and culture aggregator site, R-Shief. DJ Ma'at is an Egyptian American activist who has worked with Women's Voices Now and the Arab Film Festival.
Lunch will be served.
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Egyptian American Organization
Based in Southern California, The Egyptian American Organization (EAO) was founded in 1984 to serve cross-cultural undertanding.