Monday, Nov. 21: “Protest and Social Media: A Conversation with Evan Mawarire of the #ThisFlag Movement

Event poster for, "Protest and Social Media," shows the image of a man's hands wrapped in a flag. Text overlays the image describing the event.November 21, 2016

Protest and Social Media

A conversation with Evan Mawarire,
of the #ThisFlag movement

12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Hauser 102

Please join us for a discussion with Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, of the #ThisFlag movement, as he examines the protests that swept across the nation and diaspora, calling for economic reform, restoration of basic services and an end to government repression in Zimbabwe. Mawarire, whose social media campaign helped to catalyze thousands of protestors, was later detained and charged with “attempting to overthrow the government.” He was quickly released after a magistrate ruled his arrest unconstitutional.

This talk is being co-sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association at Harvard Law School. Harvard ID is required. Lunch will be provided.