• Social book forum
    Promoting Organizations:
    Brief description (Purpose or mission of your initiative, what it wants to transform, etc.):

    The social book forum is an initiative to promote, collective, civic and political reading in Kyrgyzstan. Key themes include social justice, diversity, contemporary feminism, left movements and evaluation of the soviet period in Central Asia. The social book forum will take place through a variety of preparatory studies and the main event will be held in Bishkek in autumn 2021.

    How promoting group is organized and criteria for considering inclusion of new entities in the group:

    Books for Development is a public (non-profit) foundation registered in Kyrgyzstan. We are just beginning to plan the social book forum and will circulate criteria for joining the initiative as soon as they are ready.
    We particularly welcome contacts with other participants from Central Asia or Russian language users.

    Scope: National
    Type of initiative: Alternative and Innovative practice
    Main activity area: Other/s
    Where is the initiative located?: Online
    Public actions description and dates for this initiative:

    Three lines of preparatory activity: 1) political reading in the FSU region, 2) feminism and local authors and illustrators, 3) progressive organisation in civil society
    Main social book forum is planned as a 2-day event in autumn 2021 with offline sessions in Bishkek and a limited number of online sessions. Our main working language is Russian but online events will be held in English.

    Public action n°1:

    Celebration of 1 May with poetry and discussion

    Public action date n°1: Sat, 05/01/2021 - 13:00
    Brief description n°1:

    Poetry readings and discussion of plans for the "social book forum" to be held in Bishkek in autumn 2021.

    Place n°1:

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Public action n°2:

    Social book forum 2-day event

    Public action date n°2: Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:00
    Place n°2:

    Bishkek Khyrgyzstan

    Brief description n°2:

    A 2-day event with a core programme (see description in the Initiative text) and an open programme of parallel sessions. We are open for suggestions, contributions and partnership..

    Public action date n°3: Tue, 04/27/2021 - 00:00