Reflections on Uprisings: Tunisia to Egypt

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Canada, Egypt, Events, Quebec, Solidarity

A critical discussion on recent uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East


    Wednesday, April 27th, 19h
    Bistro Araucaria
    5607 Avenue du Parc
    (corner St-Viateur, bus #80)
    Montreal, Quebec
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As popular protests continue across North Africa and the Middle East, inspired by ongoing revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, diaspora communities globally have lead grassroots solidarity protests. In Montreal, Collectif de solidarité au Canada avec les luttes sociales en Tunisie lead signifigant solidarity protests in downtown Montreal, backing the popular uprising in Tunisia before the international media spotlight focused on the protests that lead to the ouster of dictator Ben Ali. Tunisian activists also applied significant political pressure on Canada’s Conservative government to freeze the assets of Ben Ali’s billionaire relative, Belhassen Trabelsi, who was intensely involved in the corruption of Tunisia’s dictatorship. Beyond Tunisia, local Egyptian activists in Montreal held a series of protests against U.S.-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, joining a global wave of protests inspired by the Egyptian movement for change that toppled the U.S.-backed Mubarak regime. This event will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about the ongoing struggles in Egypt, in Tunisia, and across the Middle East, while focusing on the importance of international solidarity with the popular uprisings across the region.

featuring presentations from

Sonia Djelidi
Collectif de solidarité au Canada avec les luttes sociales en Tunisie

Sonia is a human rights activist who Studied Economics and Politics at University of Montreal. She lived for 3 years in West Africa, working with local civil society groups. She is a member of GRILA (Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa). Currently, she is the coordinator of the Collectif de Solidarité au Canada avec les luttes sociales en Tunisie and works as a communication coordinator for an international organization.

Mostafa Henaway
Tadamon! Montreal and the Immigrant Workers Center.

Mostafa is an Egyptian Canadian who has been active in Palestine solidarity with Tadamon Montreal!, which works in solidarity with social movements in the Arab world, including Egypt, Lebanon, and Iraq. Tadamon is also active in the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign to end Israeli Apartheid, participating in organizing of the 2010 BDS Conference in Montreal. He is a community organizer at the Immigrant Worker Center in Montreal, and also an independent writer and radio producer.

photo Matthew Cassel

Tadamon! Montreal
514 664 1036

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