Gihan Abou Zeid, Egyptian Revolutionary Activist and journalist and technical advisor on youth policies in the Arab world, gender mainstreaming, women’s political participation, and minorities’ rights, has worked through governmental agencies worldwide on behalf of women and youth in particular. Gihan was part of the revolution of 2011 which brought millions of people, including whole families, to Tahrir Square to demand, among many demands, that Mubarek give up the presidency. While he was forced to leave, Egyptians recently faced elections that many felt offered only two bad options.
Gihan will present in the East Bay at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Friday, August 24 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. BFUU is located at 1924 Cedar St., one block East of MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley 94709. http://www.bfuu.org/events/
upcoming-events She will share a slideshow of life at Tahrir Square during the revolution while discussing women’s experience at the Square, mutual help, solidarity actions, and needs, hopes, and expectations for the future.
Gihan received and distributed the box of knitted items sent to Tahrir Square activists last December by the Occupy Berkeley Solidarity Knit-in (www.occupyknit-in.org) and has come to the Bay Area to finish her book about women and the Egyptian revolution.
In addition, Gihan Abou Zeid will be the presenter at Occupy Forum SF (www.occupyforumsf.org) Monday, 8/27/12, 6-9 p.m., at The Women’s Building in San Francisco, at 18th and Valencia (near 16th St. BART). Gihan will make a presentation and the evening will be focused on discussion between activists.