Sweden's Zafire Vrba, member of the Stockholm-based internatinal punk music & theater group, Las Habereros, performing at Network and Tupilak solidarity events in Sweden and in the Baltic region.
Calling members and supporters of the
NORDIC-ESTONIAN-LATVIAN-LITHUANIAN-POLISH-BELARUS & RUSSIAN RAINBOW NETWORK
On the sidelines of: 3rd Baltic Pride - Tallinn (June)
Stockholm Pride (July-August)
Poznan Tolerance (November)
(This is to give as many as possible a chance to meet face-to-face. As usual, most contacts are to be carried out via e-mail.)
1. To review results of co-operation, visits, projects during 2010. Plans for 2011 (including efforts to diversify Nordic delgations to reach more destinations and not concentrate on only or one or two targests).
2. Renew contacts with:
Nordic embassies (in event nations)
Swedish Pol Baltic Network
Nordic Council Culture Fund
3. Continuing efforts to initiate contact with colleagues in Kaliningrad and to carry out first Network events in the Faroes and the Åland Islands.
4.. First Nordic Network Scholarship (thanks to private donations) goes to Belarus gay photographer, Vladiks of Minsk.
(His works are to be displayed at coming events in in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Kakow, Warsaw, Wrocklaw, Poznan, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Eskilstuna, Uppsala.
Also at the coming ILGCN world cultural conference 2011 stages in Turkey (May) and the Crimean, Urkaine (September)
Vladiks is to visit Stockholm in July, 2011.)
Network co-operation partners: Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers), ILGCN (International Lesbian & Gay Cultural Network) Information Secretariat - Stockholm, Nordic Rainbow Council (member of the ILGA: International Lesbian & Gay Association).
Bill Schiller, Network international secretary December, 2010 Stockholm