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PANEL DISCUSSION: CAIRO STORIES: IDEOLOGICAL, CULTURAL & ECONOMIC ISSUES FACING WOMEN IN EGYPT TODAY

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October 16, 6:30 pm, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 255 Sullivan Street

How are women in today’s Egypt navigating the structures of the nation state: social systems, economic responsibility, and familial ties in a changing urban landscape?  This panel brings together leading journalists, urban scholars, and artists to discuss the current political and social climate in Cairo.

 

Speakers:
Lina Attalah, Publisher of Mada Masr
Judith Barry, Artist, Professor | Director of the ACT program at MIT
Mona El-Naggar,The New York Times, Senior Producer, International Video
Omnia Khalil, PhD student, Anthropology, City University of New York (CUNY), Co-founder of 10 Tooba| Applied Research on the Built Environment (Cairo)

The Cairo Stories panel is produced in association with the exhibition Cairo Stories by artist Judith Barry, presenting oral histories from more than 215 interviews Barry conducted with women of varying social and economic classes in Cairo between 2003 and 2011. It continues an on-going series of as-told-to recorded stories, based on personal interviews conducted by the artist.

Cairo Stories exhibition, curated by Piper Marshall, is on view at Mary Boone Gallery through October 27th.

http://www.cairostories.com/mary-boone-gallery-2018/

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