tisdag 24 april 2012

Nordic Fire, stage 2

Dear members and supporters of Tupilak!
The time has come for the Rainbow Festival NORDIC FIRE, stage 2 in Stockholm Sweden!

2nd Nordic Fire on the Rainbow Barricades of Eastern Europe -- a mini-festival between Stockholm Prides:

Spotlight on Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Belarus:

Preliminary  program:

Wednesday,   May 2       Study visit to the Gay Pensioners   RFSL House, Sveavägen 59   T-bana Rådmansgatan  14.30 

Wednesday, May 2         Nordic Fire -- Open House    discussions, art, films  at  RFSL House  18.00- 20.00   

Thursday, May 3:   "inauguration  skål" at Side Track  Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7 T-bana Mariatorget, 18.00  

Friday, May 4    Discussions at Civil Rights Defenders  Stora Nygata 26   T-bana Gamla Stan  12.00-14.00

Saturday, May 5      Discussions, study visit   PositHIVa gruppen Tjurbergsgatan 29, T-bana Skanstull    12.00-13.00

Saturday, May 5     Discussions, films, music    Moonnbow Cultural Center   -- Runmarö, archipelago island  15.00 

Sunday, May 6     "Goodbye skål"   -- gay venue, to be announced   18.00

Stockholm May 2-6 Salute to Eastern European Colleagues              

2nd NORDIC FIRE on the Rainbow Barricades 

     Stockholm – A second Nordic rainbow mini-festival between Stockholm Prides will take place in the Swedish capital May 2-6, 2012 – this time highlighting Swedish and other Nordic co-operation with colleagues in Estonia just across the Baltic Sea, Latvia organizing the 4th  Baltic Pride at the end of May, Poland making progress on the LGBT front, Belarus facing harsher conditions under the toughening dictatorship and Russia with new legislation banning positive information on LGBT rights and culture. ´


   Joining the event will be visiting colleagues from the target nations and  journalists, experts and human rights people in Sweden working with international solidarity," says Bill Schiller of Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers) and the ILGCN Information Secretariat in Stockholm.   "The aim is to see how we can increase co-operation, expand this over barriers, and learn from the courageous and inspiring human rights struggle of our colleagues in the east."

    Another aim is to see how rainbow culture— through  art, photos, music, films and performance – support the LGBT battle for visibility and international co-operation – especially in the face of growing hostility, censorship and violence.