Today we came to share our story of the revolutionCultural LensIn describing the values, we’ll tell stories that signifies these valuesEmphasize that the revolution is NOT over – Still in the MAKING – but in a different phaseIn attempt to understand what happened to leverage on it moving forward.Our bias
Initially Against “Police Practices”Then: Social Justice, Freedom, and BreadThen evolved to “Deposing the regime”An evolved intent that became commonDifferent intents at different values levels: That came to the realization of the NEED for TRANSFORMATIONThe Concept of “EMERGENCE” : emerging dynamics – The common nature of wide scale change – Emergence happened all across the revolution
Following are the values, we think/believe prevailed all through the revolution;
Prevailing stratification across the society then emergent unity regardless of (religion, social class, political ideologies, professions, gender)
Courage to speak outCourage to emphasize women’s role and create a roles for themCourage to overcome the fears of violenceCourage to overcome our limited perception of our capacities
How the majority of society collaborated, in some cases the police force themselves were collaborativeEveryone went out of their homes; young men to protect their homes, women and teens to collect supplies and food for Tahrir, donations came from all across the countryInitiatives of cleaning, cooking, nursing, medicated, building tents and even building toilets… everyone wanted to help.
Tahrir, wasn’t always loaded with people, There was always the REQUIRED : CRITICAL MASS to keep things moving
Insisting on being peaceful – this is a picture of people praying in response to police force attach with high pressure water.Regardless of the pressure put, every single Egyptian citizen tried to maintain peace
People went out with the belief that they can make a difference.
Our perception of the revolution, though some materialistic, mostly were the values that evolved in the society as a result…
In an interview, I said “I have never felt empowered like now”The believe that Egyptians have their fate within their own hands
Old people that come to rural areas, with no education, minimum health, came to engage in the electionsFarmers, doctors, educators and even student took partParents, brought their kids to set an example and encourage them to be free
Everyone went to understand and know more about what’s happening and the general contextAwareness level grew drastically in a matter of months
Ahmad el Nashar & Marwa Farouq - Egyptian Revolution
What happened in the Egyptian Revolution? The Story of US
Our Common IntentThe people want to depose the regime
Awareness It is my RIGHT to PROTEST PEACEFULLY
questionsMoving forward, what do you think Egyptians should start, Stop or continue doing? How do we ensure Sustainability?Will it keep going with distributed leadership?Which values should prevail moving forward?