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Truth to Power: The Cost of Challenging Dictatorships

October 14 @ 4:00 pm

Join Evan Mawarire, Founder of #ThisFlag Citizen's Movement and a 2020 World Fellow, as he discusses the consequences of challenging dictatorships. Evan is a Zimbabwean clergyman who founded #ThisFlag Citizen’s Movement to challenge corruption, injustice, and poverty in Zimbabwe. The movement empowers citizens to hold government to account. Through viral videos, the movement has organized multiple successful non-violent protests in response to unjust government policy. Evan was imprisoned in 2016, 2017, and 2019 for charges of treason, facing 80 years in prison. His message of inspiring positive social change and national pride has resonated with diverse groups of citizens and attracted international attention. This event is open only to the Yale community, and pre-registration is required.
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