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FROM MILWAUKEE TO CAIRO: A TALKBACK ON THE UPRISINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

08/16/2011

The Middle East is in a state of immense transition. Populations are asserting their rights to autonomy and freedom, and deposing their leaders in the process. Why is this massive shift taking place? Are these outbursts products of class, gender, tribal or national expression? And how will they effect the world we live in?

In From Milwaukee to Cairo: a Talkback on the Uprisings in the Middle East, four Milwaukeeans and one Egyptian discuss these questions through their own experiences in the region. Kelly Todd and Nichali Ciaccio traveled through Kurdish Iraq during the unknown uprising of Suliymaniyah of early 2011 and the beginnings of the Syrian protests, arriving in Cairo to take part in the May Day celebrations of Tahrir Square. Kelsey Kaufmann and Jeremy Booth were studying in Cairo when the January revolution broke out. Mariam Ismail participated daily in the Tahrir Square demonstrations.Their stories will help demystify a region typically misconstrued by domestic American media during a period of great importance.

FROM MILWAUKEE TO CAIRO: A TALKBACK ON THE UPRISINGS INT HE MIDDLE EAST

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17TH 6PM SHARP

ALL AGES, FREE

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