Soccer and the Arab Revolutions
They say that sports and politics don't mix, but if it wasn't for soccer, Hosni Mubarak might still be the president of Egypt. Soccer was the reason the demonstrations earlier this year in Cairo succeeded, according to Mohamed El Rashidy of Toronto. He is originally from Egypt and moved to Canada with his family when he was 12 years old. He is now the director of the Canadian Arab Federation. He's also a big soccer fan and is a licensed referee with the Ontario Soccer Association. Thursday night, he is delivering a talk about the connection between soccer and the recent revolutions in the Arab World. Mohamed El Rashidy joined us in the studio
Listen (runs 5:18)
His talk, Soccer and the Arab Revolutions presented by the Couchiching Institute of Public Affairs, will be held Thursday at 7:30pm at the Terminal Barbershop 2, at 150 Dundas Street West. The event is free but seating is limited so if interested, rsvp to email@example.com or 416-642-6374.
For more information visit the Couchiching Institute website.