• MayDay online poetry reading for peace
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    Activity Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 13:00 UTC
    Duration: 120 min
    Brief Description:

    The republics of Central Asia, like other smaller countries in the Eurasia and Europe regions, are being pulled willy-nilly into the conflict in Ukraine: experiencing divided communities, losses among families and friends, economic sanctions affecting the poor as well as the rich, restrictions on travel and freedom of speech, growth of nationalist and war mentality. Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, our poetry reading is open for international voices of protest against war, for a cessation of hostilities, for pressure on all governments to work harder for peace. This is a cultural action "for another world" without national affiliations.

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    Information about Books for Development, including our Social Book Forum in Bishkek in October 2021, can be found on our website .

    Thematic space(s) of the activity: 4. Peace Building, Migration, Strategies for dealing with Wars, 6. Democracy, Political Participation, Building Critical Global Citizenships, and Autonomy
    Modality: Virtual Activity (100% Online)

    We invite participants to send us a poem to be read, or to join the online event and read one - or simply to listen. The main language will be English but we expect that some poems may be read or made available in Russian (the most widespread regional language in Central Asia). We will compile all poems into a file for all to access, and where time is sufficient we will translate poems into English (using google).