The Arts & Democracy Project (with moderators Andrea Assaf and fD founder Todd Lester) invites you to join a nation-wide conference call discussing the role of arts and culture in the extraordinary people’s movements in Egypt and Libya and the protests for democracy sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East. Gain insights on Arab and Arab-American perspectives, and learn about how artists and cultural organizers in the region and in the U.S. are participating and responding. The call features Dalia Basiouny, writer & theatre artist (Egypt); Ahmed Issawi, Alwan for the Arts (NYC); and Khaled Mattawa, poet & professor (Michigan). Wednesday, March 2, 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST. RSVP for the call-in number at