May 29 2024, MENA Meetup

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The MENA Regional Meetups are bimonthly video calling gatherings that bring together folks from the MENA region to share, connect, seek help, and release stress by celebrating each other. In addition, it's a time for us to find ways to support each other, and help us understand what is happening in our part of the world. If you cannot attend the monthly meetups, we are taking notes of each gathering and linking to them below.

The MENA community is connected during the week in different ways. Either through various MENA-focused channels on the TCU Mattermost or via different events organized on various topics during the year.

Date: Wednesday, May 29 2024

Time: 4pm EET / 10am EDT / 2pm UTC ([1])

Who: Facilitated by Yosr

Where: The link will be shared in the Regional MENA's channel on the TCU Mattermost one or two hours before the start of the meeting.

👉🏾 Collective notes:


MENA Meetups
  • Overview on the escalation of crackdowns on Human rights defenders in Tunisia
  • Conversation on ways to support the MENA community:
    • Hold space for community open discussions and mental health checks
    • Feedback request for more structural channels for support and follow ups including the identification of resources, and the extension of/follow up on topics of discussion - community management in general.
    • Proposal to consider the fixed dates option for the calls and weekend meetings rather then during the week
    • Proposal to keep country updates sessions and include underpresented communities.