Occupy Forum with Ahmed Salah
Monday,Nov 26th, 6 – 9 pm at 2969 Mission Street
From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street: What the SF movement can learn from the Arab Spring.
Ahmed Salah, Egyptian activist, will share his story. “How do you get enough people in the street to reach the tipping point where everyone with enough anti-regime sentiment will feel safe enough to demonstrate?
“Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets and flooded into Tahrir Square from all directions. The security forces cannot mass their troops in one particular area, because whatever’s happening here is happening everywhere.” – Ahmed Salah
How do you communicate effectively within the movement, and tell the movement’s side of the story to the outside world? And how do you sustain pressure on the regime despite brutal attacks on the people? Salah, prominent architect of the nonviolent resistance in Egypt, and instrumental in the downfall of Mubarak’s regime, will compare the Egyptian and American situations, and Egyptian resistance groups with Occupy. He will also address the aftermath: How will the move from revolution to truly representational decentralized democracy be achieved in Egypt and what are the implications for us?
Occupy Forum continues Monday November 26th at 2969 Mission Street. We seek the fullest possible citizen participation in the ongoing creation of a better world. Information, education, discussion, refreshment, and community:Monday Night Occupy Forum!
The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group Announcements. Location: 2969 Mission Street 94110, conveniently located near the 24th/Mission BART and the J Streetcar line. There will be seating, amplified sound, and peacekeepers to keep things alcohol, interruption, and smoke-free. Donations to cover our costs are welcome;no one will be turned away for lack of funds.Contact: Ruthie (415) 515-1259