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ONLINE – 2020: Mobilizing the Muslim Community with Esam Boraey
June 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muslim community activists are joining Team Joe in Connecticut to discuss how we can all begin taking action in the 2020 election. The event is organized by Esam Boraey in collaboration with various Muslim community leaders in Connecticut. The goal of this event is to bridge the gap of the Muslim presence in our national politics. We need to stand and defend our rights by being visible and active.
About Esam: Esam Boraey is a human rights activist working for freedom and democracy in the Middle East. He began his career as an activist over ten years ago when he and a group of 6 other youth leaders gathered on the steps of Egypt’s Supreme Court, calling for justice, freedom and democracy, in the first direct protest against the president in over 6 decades. This passion led him to play a key role in the Egyptian revolution of 2011, which helped overthrow longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. Following the 2011 revolution, Esam worked with international leaders to push for a stable democracy in Egypt. During the Mohamed Morsi presidency, Esam worked for U.S. Agency for International Development and later left the country after being sentenced in Egypt’s criminal court to two years in prison for his work for human rights and democratization in the Middle East. Esam then moved to Washington D.C. where he continued his work for human rights, working for U.S. Institute for Peace. Having worked over the years with a number of Civil Society organizations (CSOs) in both the Middle East and the U.S., he has fostered close professional relationships with political leaders throughout the region, and advised policy makers in the U.S. and European Union.
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