Rana Ghumkhor

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Rana Ghumkhor

Rana Ghumkor is a New Zealand activist of Afghan origin. Rana Ghumkhor is the daughter of Afghani refugees who arrived here in 1987. She did post-graduate honours student at Auckland University.

In 2018 she was a Technical Trainer at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Middle East freedom forum

Middle East freedom forum, 11 March 2011

Venue: Lecture Theatre B28, Library Building, Alfred Street

The recent uprisings calling for regime change in the Middle East and North Africa are discussed by a group of panelists knowledgeable about the pertinent issues. Each panelist will address a specific issue relating to the uprisings currently occuring in the Middle East and North Africa, and then we will open the floor for questions and comments.

Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding a public forum about the Uprisings that have spread across the region in demand of freedom and democracy. Each panelist will address a specific issue relating to the uprisings and then we will open the floor for questions and comments.

  • Mohsen Al Attar “What Arabs can learn from Malcolm X”
  • Mohamed Hassan “The role of youth and new media in the Egyptian Revolution”
  • Rana Ghumkhor “The importance of women during the uprisings and what the revolutions could mean for occupied lands”
  • Bilel Ragued “North African Revolutions – a personal perspective”
  • Zaeem Baksh “Its time, its time, its Palestime”[1]

At 8.30pm following the Middle East Freedom Forum, there will be a student-led vigil in the quad, held in honour of the thousands of students and citizens who have died protesting for freedom and democracy across North Africa and the Middle East in the last few weeks. Keith Locke, MP, will be in attendance, along with MPs in other political parties. University of Auckland students from countries in the Middle East and North Africa where there are currently protests will describe their hopes for their countries.[2]

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