Thursday, March 8, 2012
UM Museum of Art Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State Street.
Bothaina Kamel, the first and only female presidential candidate in Egypt will give the 2012 Motorola Lecture on Gender and the Media, presented by the Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.Ms Kamel is a well-known television news anchor and long-time pro-democracy activist in Egypt. Since the late 1980s she has addressed issues of women's rights, human rights and corruption in her high profile position. She is deeply connected to the solidarity and human rights campaigns of peaceful protest and organizing in Egypt. Despite harassment and beatings by government and military authorities in the last decade Kamel continues her brave work for human rights and real democracy.