TCC Northeast Campus to Host Screenings of Tickling Giants

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 5, 2017)
Tarrant County College Northeast Campus and TCC’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will host a special screening of Tickling Giants, a film based on the true story of Bassem Youseff (aka “The Egyptian Jon Stewart”) and how his use of humor to address oppression by the Egyptian government resulted in personal and professional hardship during the Arab Spring. The film serves as a cautionary tale about what can happen when leaders go unchecked.
Following each of the three screenings, representatives from TCC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and its Government department will lead discussions about how to differentiate between what is oppressive versus what is merely offensive, and how individuals can raise their voices individually or collectively to effect positive change.
According to Andrew Duffield, TCC’s director of institutional diversity and inclusion, “Our goal is to inspire dialogue about free speech, how we treat people with different beliefs and what happens when power is abused, so that we can help people find their own creative, non-violent ways to be heard.”
This free event is open to the public. Those interested in attending must reserve their tickets at:
Thursday, April 20
1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
TCC Northeast Campus
Larry Darlage Center Corner
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054