U N Club at SOU Hosts Discussion of the ‘Arab Spring’

(Ashland, Ore.) The Southern Oregon University United Nations Club will sponsor a day of films and discussion Thursday, May 26, in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union at SOU. Admission is free and the public is invited.

“Public Knowledge and Revolutions” will present a discussion on the state of social and political relations around the world, especially in the Mid-East and Northern Africa.

The day’s events begin with a potluck lunch at noon, followed by documentaries about Wikileaks, recent revolutions and the contexts within which they emerged.

At 6 p.m., SOU professors and students will discuss the nature of revolutions, their history and prospects. Panelists will recognize the Arab Spring as an opportunity to reflect on the history, philosophy and practice of democracy and the struggle for political and economic equality.

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