Join us on 24 May at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) for a half-day campaigning workshop on the current situation in Egypt
Resistance, revolution, repression – a workshop organised by Egypt Solidarity
Saturday 24 May, 12pm-5pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
nearest tube – Russell Square
Egyptians have struggled courageously for their freedoms – now they ask if gains of the 2011 revolution are to be dismissed with a new wave of repression. Recent laws forbid public protest without permission of the authorities. Young activists associated with the movement of Tahrir Square are prominent among those imprisoned for defending the right to public assembly and to freedom of expression.
As presidential elections approach, Amnesty International reports that current policies of repression are “a betrayal of all the aspirations for bread, freedom and social justice”.
Resistance continues, however, especially among students and Egypt’s resilient workers’ movement. This workshop considers examines repression and resistance in an era of revolutionary change. It brings news from the front line – and considers how best to organise solidarity and support. All are welcome – admission is free.
- Prof Gilbert Achcar (School of Oriental and African Studies)
- Dr Maha Abdel-Rahman (Cambridge University)
- Amnesty International
- Egypt after the coup
- Human rights and repression
- Universities and student life
- Workers and labour struggles