Friday, 30th April 2010 | 7:00 pm
Compelling Conversations is an open forum to discuss controversial, alternative, radical, and contested ideas. These sessions will be held in a participatory circle and will be largely audience-led. Facilitators will kick off the discussion with a brief opening statement or presentation, after which we will open up the floor. Join us at T2F to debate issues that you’ve been itching to talk about with other people.
Naadaañ haéñ jo kahtay haéñ keh kyooñ jeetay ho, Ghalib
Qismat mayñ haé marnay ki tamanna koee din aur
Every year, about one million people commit suicide, worldwide. While there are no official statistics for Pakistan, the press reports cases of it on an almost daily basis. Many of us have lost friends and colleagues or know of people who have contemplated taking their own life. Yet, in our society especially, suicide is rarely discussed in an open and serious manner. The first session of the Compelling Conversations series aims to begin a dialogue. We do not intend to have a debate ‘for’ or ‘against’ a motion … the aim is to share thoughts on what causes people to contemplate suicide, the different ways in which suicide is viewed by our society, and possible methods for prevention.
Date: Friday, 30th April, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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