Program of Days of Atheism 2019

Friday, 29 March. Palace of Science and Culture, Rudniew Hall, 4th floor

International Conference: 100 years of women’s vote: celebration or mobilization? Warsaw, 29-31 March 2019

13.00: Registration

13:30: Opening of the Conference: Heidi Meinzolt (WILPF Germany), Nina Sankari (KLF, Poland).

13.40: Panel I „History of women’s fight for the right to vote”. Marta Dzido (filmmaker, Poland), Małgorzata Tkacz-Janik (Kongres Kobiet, Poland), Heidi Meinzolt (WILPF Germany), Judit Morva (Le Monde Diplo, Hungary), Gwendoline Coipeault (Femmes Solidaires, France), Nada Peratović (Freethinkers Association, Switzerland). Chair: Monika Szymańska (SWOR, Poland).

14.50: Panel II „Women’s rights and gender equality today. Prospects and challenges. Ewa Dąbrowska-Szulc (Pro Femina, Poland), Marta Lempart (Polish Women on Strike, Poland), Stasa Zajović (Women in Black, Serbia), Nada Peratović (Civil Courage Center, Croatia), Maryam Namazie (One Law for All, Iran/GB). Chair: Wanda Nowicka (RóNo, Poland).

16.00: Violence against women: Cora Jensen, Hanna Kolbjørnsen, Assia Chelaghma and Shobika Suthahar (Jurk Association, Norway).

16.30: Women and Religion: Annie-Laurie Gaylor (Freedom from Religion Foundation, USA).

17.00: Coffee@snack break

International Days of Atheism 2019

18.00: Opening: Marek Łukaszewicz (FKL, Poland), Nina Sankari (FKL, Poland), Marek Gura (Atheist Alliance of America)

18.10: Opening speeches: – Prof. Paweł Golik (Warsaw University, Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology), Sanal Edamaruku (Rationalist International, India/Finland), Dan Barker (Freedom from Religion Foundation)

19.30: Panel disussion „Blasphemy laws – the shame of the 21th century”. Elisabeth O’Casey (HI, Great Britain), Waleed Al-Husseini (Ex- Muslims, Palestine/France), Kacem El-Ghazzali (HI, Morocco/Swiss), Abderrahmane M’hiri (Freethinkers Association, Tunisia), Michael Nugent (Atheist Ireland). Chair: Nina Sankari (FKL, Poland),

20.45: End of program

Saturday, 30 March. Staszic Palace, Mirrors Hall

09.30: Registration and welcome coffee

10.00: International Conference „Right to Die as fundamental human right”.
Prof. Jan Hartman (Warsaw University, Poland), Jean-Luc Romero (President RtD France), Micheline Claes (RtD, France, CAL Belgium), Michael Nugent (RtD Ireland). Nina Sankari (KLF Poland)

11.30: Presentation: 330 Anniversary of Kazimierz Lyszczynski death. Kazimierz Łyszczyński Foundation

12.00: Parade of Atheists : „We the Atheists”: Michael Nugent (Atheist Ireland), Vesna Puhovski (Protagora, Croatia), Dan Barker (FFRF,USA), Stasa Zajovic (Women in Black, Serbia), Hugo Estrella (Argentina), Ibticem Lachgar (MALI, Tunisia), Nidhal Gharsi (IDARA, Tunis), Anna Grodzka (Transfuzja, Poland), Pierre Gueguen (Free Thought France), Prof. Joanna Senyszyn, Nidal Zaidi (Tunisia), Kacem Al-Ghazzali and many others.

13.00: Lunch break

14.00: March of Atheists and reenactment of Kazimierz Lyszczynski death with a Feminist Section

16.00: Declaration on Kazimierz Lyszczynski

16.15: Rise of atheism worldwide: Maryam Namazie (One Law for All, Great Britain), Armin Navabi (Atheist Republic, US), Nina Sankari (FKL, Poland), Sadia Hameed (Ex-Muslims, Great Britain),

17.15: Speech of Mark Gura (Atheist Alliance of America)

17.45: Break

18.00: Chopin Recital by Jarred Dunn

18.30: Dan Barker playing piano&singing

19.30: Gala Dinner.
Program: Atheist of the Year Award, Performance of Victoria Gugenheim (Great Britain), Atheist Engagement Ceremony, Maria Evans playing piano.

23.00: End of program

Sunday, 31 March, Palace of Culture and Science, Mirrors Hall

International Conference „Freedom of Conscience as a fundamental democratic value. Fighting discrimination based on religious motivation”

09.00: Registration&welcome coffee

10.00: Panel I „Black pages of the Church (pedophilia, financial scandals, far right support): Michał Charzyński (Poland), Piotr Szumlewicz (Bez dogmatu, Poland), Marek Lisiński („Nie lękajcie się” Poland), Katarzyna Wójtowicz (Dość milczenia, Polska) Marta Abramowicz (Poland).

11.00: Not so Holy Father: Hugo Estrella (Argentina)

11.30: Discussion

12.00: Coffee& snacks break

12.30: Panel II „In defense of freedom of conscience and of the rights of women, LGBT, atheists, children. Ketevan Bakradze (Gruzja, WILPF), Ibticem Lachgar (Morocco), Nidal Zaidi (Tunisia), Vesna Puhowski (Protagora, Croatia), Andrzej Wójcik (Wolność od Religii Foundation, Poland).

14.00: Women vote peace”: Stasa Zajović (Women in Black, Serbia, Solange Cidreira (FAE France/Bresil), Maki Y. Kimura (Japonia, WILPF), Heidi Meinzolt (WILPF Germany), Nada Peratovic (Croatia).

15.30: Discussion

16.00: Closing remarks

16.15: End of the event

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