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August 5, 2014
Democracy & Human Rights in Egypt Forum at The Carter Center Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Rabaa Massacre
The Democracy & Human Rights in Egypt Forum is going to be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT at The Carter Center, located at 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307 (events will take place in the Cyprus Room, accessible via the Executive Offices Entrance) to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Rabba Massacre, which took place on August 14, 2013, where over 2,000 people were killed.
In Remembrance of the Rabaa Massacre, Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide, Gandhi’s Be Magazine, and CODEPINK present Conversations on the Egyptian Revolution, the #FreeGaza Movement to End Israel’s Massacre on Gaza, and the Future of Democracy in Egypt and other countries in the Middle East with Academics, Activists & Victims:
2:00-2:50 p.m. The Aftermath
3:00-3:50 p.m. Beyond Egypt
4:00-4:50 p.m. Foreign Policy
FEATURING: Norman Gary Finkelstein, American political scientist, activist, professor and author
Ayat Oraby, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Al Gornal electronic newspaper and Noonelneswa Magazine
Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder, CODEPINK and Founder of International Human Rights Organization, Global Exchange
Melissa Turner, Executive Editor, Gandhi’s Be Magazine & Communication Director for Gandhi Global Center for Peace
Ahmed Bedier, President United Voices for America & Egyptian-American social entrepreneur, TV/radio commentator/host
Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, visiting scholar, University of Denver, Center for Middle East Studies & Assistant Professor, Communications University North Alabama
Haytham Abo Khalil, Manager of Dahaya (victims) human rights center & Coordinator of Alexandria Rights Coalition.
Dianne Mathiowetz is Atlanta coordinator of the International Action Center & she produces weekly radio program, The Labor Forum
Moderated by Brian Joyce, Chattanooga-based Talk Radio Host on WGOW 102.3 & Huffington Post blogger
Event organizers would also like to recognize local sponsors Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and International Action Center.
The Forum is free and open to the public.
Or call (706) 218-1638 or (423) 322-4208.
For media inquiries contact Mohamed Ahmed Ismail, Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: “Since The Carter Presidential Center (CPC) is a nonprofit and nongovernmental agency, use of CPC does not imply an endorsement by CPC or President Jimmy Carter of either the event, sponsoring organization, or political party.”