Ethiopian Awakening & the Arab Spring
Conference on establishing a democratic and just system in Ethiopia—What can we learn from the Egyptian and Tunisian experiences?
What lessons have we learned from the Middle East and North African (MENA) people-powered movements to free their country of despotic rule? What are the conditions Ethiopia has in common with the MENA dictatorships, and what are our country’s peculiar aspects? How can the various political and civic organizations, public institutions, and pro-democracy individuals channel their efforts and constitute a concerted and effective power that could achieve the goal: toppling the Meles Zenawi dictatorship similar to the successful people-powered removal of Egypt’s dictator Mubarak and Tunisia’s dictator Ben Ali? The conference will address these, other issues and factors that could transform the Ethiopian people’s struggle to a successful Ethiopian Spring.
Renowned and well regarded Ethiopian and international pro-democracy experts, scholars, and activists will be speaking at the conference and holding an open discussion with the public on the topic.
Date: Sunday June 12, 2011
Place: Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
To get more information please visit www.march4freedom.org or call us at 202-686-8070.