Gihan Abou Zeid visits campus Oct. 28Egyptian human rights activist, journalist and author Gihan Abou Zeid will speak at CSU Monterey Bay on Oct. 28. Her topic: “Egypt’s women push back against the past.”

The talk will start at 4 p.m. in Room 1180 in the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library located on Divarty Street and Fifth Avenue.

Ms. Zeid is an authority on women’s rights in the Arab world and was part of the revolution of 2011 that brought millions of people to Tahrir Square.

She is the managing editor for the magazine “Politics and Religion,” writes for the Qatari newspaper Al Arab, and is developing a regional strategy for the United Nations Population Fund on cooperation between U.N. agencies and faith-based organizations.

The public is invited to this free event, but attendees are asked to RSVP to or call 582-3890.

Driving directions and a campus map are available here. Visitors are reminded that a parking permit must be purchased from a dispenser on the parking lot.

The talk is sponsored by the Division of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Resource Center for Nonviolence of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.