Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr-“
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Jashn-e-Faiz: A Citizens’ Event: PLEASE PRE-REGISTER at http://cfdpk.org/ (one registration per person).
Please join us in commemorating Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the sub-continent’s renowned progressive poet, a voice for the downtrodden, and the conscience of a nation. A day-long cultural mega family event (11am – midnight), at the CDGK (KMC) Sports Complex, Kashmir Road, Karachi on Sunday April 17, 2011. Organised by Citizens for Democracy (CFD) in collaboration with Faiz Centenary Committee.
The event, pegged on Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birth centenary year, aims to acknowledge the multiple voices in Pakistani society and commemorate Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s democratic values. It will provide a platform to citizens, poets, visual artists and performing artists. The event also aims to reclaim public space, and assert the stand of Pakistani citizens against extremist forces that are attempting to eradicate our constitutional rights.
There will be a nominal registration fee (Rs 20/- only) per person.
An event full of fun for the entire family - with something for everyone, whether you’re 8 or 80!
Music: Performances by leading artistes (confirmed so far: Jawad Ahmed, Strings, Ali Azmat, Shehzad Roy, Fusion, Laal)
Mushaira * Theatre * Folk Music * Talks and Seminars * Speakers’ Corner * Contests * Art and Photography Exhibition * Handicraft and Organisations' Stalls * Children’s Play Area * Food Court * Medical Camps * and much more..
More details and schedule will be posted soon!
Citizens for Democracy (CFD) is an alliance of over eighty progressive and liberal organizations and several hundred individuals from across the country; united to work for promotion of civil and democratic principles and values in Pakistan.