The Alameda Public Affairs Forum will present a discussion on the revolution in Egypt on the evening of Saturday, March 9, at the Main Library. Bay Area trade-union leader Carl Finamore, who just returned from his third visit to Egypt, will be the guest speaker.
While in Egypt, Finamore met with some leaders of the opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood regime of President Muhammed Morsi. A new Egypt, he says, can arise if young Egyptians, workers and others come together to challenge the power of the elites and others.
Finamore traveled to Cairo only two hours after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office in early 2011. His traveled back to Egypt in January 2013 for the second anniversary of the revolution.
He will speak at 7 p.m. on Saturday, after potluck dishes and refreshments are shared.