International Democracy Day 14 September 2009

An evening at the theatre: join us in a celebration of

On the occasion of International Day of Democracy 2009, we have the pleasure of inviting you to the official launch of this year’s celebrations. The evening will commence at 19.00 with a reading of the play Seven followed by a reception, all at c/o Stockholms stadsteater (Drottninggatan 34) on 14 September.

 In 2007, the UN General Assembly officially adopted 15 September as the International Day of Democracy. Building on last year’s programme the Swedish National Touring Theatre, International IDEA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nordic Office have decided to mark this year’s celebrations through the organization of a performance of SEVEN, a play that portrays seven women leaders and women’s rights activists in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Guatemala, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan and

Russia who overcome insurmountable odds in their struggle for freedom and justice. Inez McCormack of Northern Ireland, one of the women represented in SEVEN, and Carol K. Mack, one of seven playwrights and initiator of the project, will discuss the creation SEVEN as part of the presentation.

 The play will be presented in English.

 Please RSVP with your name and number of tickets (maximum 2 per person) to events@idea.int by 9 September.

 Please remember that seats are limited!

 We look forward to receiving your positive response and to see you at both the play and the VIP reception at c/o Stockholms stadsteater.

 Agenda 14 September 2009

 18.45 Doors open Music by Vinnie Kearns

 19.00 Official launch of International Day of Democracy 2009 Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA, Mr. Bjørn Førde, Director, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, Ms. Birgitta Englin, Head of Riksteatern – Introduction of the documentary/play SEVEN

 19:15 – 20:45 Play reading Seven (in English) Followed by a brief interview with Inez McCormack, one of the women represented in SEVEN, and Carol K. Mack, one of seven playwrights and initiator of the project. Interviewer: Mikael Olsson, journalist, presenter and producer for Konflikt at Swedish Radio.

 20:45 – 23:00 VIP reception

 

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