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Fika Without Borders hosts discussion on Bangladesh’s democratic struggle
January 29, 2014 - 15:00-17:00
Between Bangladesh’s independence in 1971 till now, the country has faced several hurdles in the path to democracy. For a decade, the country was trapped in a military coup and this episode was repeated between 2006-2008 as the country entered a state of emergency on the 11th of January, a date infamously remembered as 1/11. While the power has been shifting back and forth between the two main political part…ies, the citizens have become the victims suffering from high prices of food essentials, threats to their security and so on. The situation has taken a turn for the worse with the recently held elections on Jan 5 in this year where the main opposition refused to participate as questions of credibility arose, which has given rise to countrywide protests and loss of innocent lives.
Participants from Bangladesh at the SIDC program will share local insights into the ongoing political struggle in their homeland. See event.
The concept Fika Without Borders come from the believe that the coffee table can bring together people from all over the world. Fika (pronounced “fee-ka”) is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a coffee break with one’s colleagues, friends, date or family. These simple egalitarian social interactions can help break barriers and change the world one fika at a time.
Venue: Södra Esplanaden Kreativ Studio, Kungsgatan 4, Lund.