COCo Event June 25 – Joining the Tunisian Revolution

Curious about the aftermath of the Arab Spring?
Join us at COCo for our next Movement Building event:
 
Joining the Tunisian Revolution: Beyond an Open Mind and a Good Heart 
 
Consultant
 
The Arab Spring generated so much promise within and beyond the region from which it emerged. The revolutionary waves of protests saw many peoples stand against oppressive regimes, corruption, economic hardship, and deep rooted inequalities. But how could this mobilization be channelled meaningfully and constructively? And should it be? And what role for the so-called international community, if any? With many states like Egypt, Syria, Algeria violently countering this call for change, Tunisia is a unique case as it adopted a new constitution, maintained relative socio-political stability, and is moving forward with elections preparations. With over 12 years of international development experience, fellow COCo board member Jean-Noé Landry will share his observations from a 6 week assignment working with civic and political activists in Tunisia. He will reflect on the limitations of his efforts, the inherent challenges in joining a historical movement, and how he negotiated his contribution in supporting local actors develop their democratic processes and institutions.

June 25 – 6:00 PM

3680 Jeanne-Mance, #460
(We’ll bring the conversation outside, weather permitting)
RSVP: info@coco-net.org , or fill the Eventbrite registration form below.
 
The event will last 90 minutes, with presentation, collective Q&A, small group discussions, and a collective wrap-up. 
 
The presentation is in English, whisper translation to French can be made available. 
Please mention this need when you RSVP.
La présentation sera en anglais, mais la traduction chuchotée en français sera disponible. Veuillez préciser ce besoin en confirmant votre présence.
 

Curious about the aftermath of the Arab Spring?
Join us at COCo for our next Movement Building event:
 
Joining the Tunisian Revolution: Beyond an Open Mind and a Good Heart 
 
Consultant
 
The Arab Spring generated so much promise within and beyond the region from which it emerged. The revolutionary waves of protests saw many peoples stand against oppressive regimes, corruption, economic hardship, and deep rooted inequalities. But how could this mobilization be channelled meaningfully and constructively? And should it be? And what role for the so-called international community, if any? With many states like Egypt, Syria, Algeria violently countering this call for change, Tunisia is a unique case as it adopted a new constitution, maintained relative socio-political stability, and is moving forward with elections preparations. With over 12 years of international development experience, fellow COCo board member Jean-Noé Landry will share his observations from a 6 week assignment working with civic and political activists in Tunisia. He will reflect on the limitations of his efforts, the inherent challenges in joining a historical movement, and how he negotiated his contribution in supporting local actors develop their democratic processes and institutions.

June 25 – 6:00 PM

3680 Jeanne-Mance, #460
(We’ll bring the conversation outside, weather permitting)
RSVP: info@coco-net.org , or fill the Eventbrite registration form below.
 
The event will last 90 minutes, with presentation, collective Q&A, small group discussions, and a collective wrap-up. 
 
The presentation is in English, whisper translation to French can be made available. 
Please mention this need when you RSVP.
La présentation sera en anglais, mais la traduction chuchotée en français sera disponible. Veuillez préciser ce besoin en confirmant votre présence.