Join our annual event! Let's discuss and plan action strategies to safeguard democracy with pro-democracy leaders and activists worldwide!
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (September 6, 2021) – Atlas - the global, progressive, social, and political movement - is excited to invite you to their annual "Freedom Marathon" kick-off event, to begin on September 15, International Democracy Day.
Atlas is proud this year to unite with prominent pro-democracy leaders from across the world at the Freedom Marathon opening day. The featured leaders include Juan Guaido, Interim President of Venezuela; Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director of Anti-corruption Foundation in Russia; Veronica Tsepkalo, Belarusian politician in exile; Ted Hui, Hong Kong pro-democracy politician in exile; and Wai Wai Nu, Myanmar/Burma human rights activist.
This four-day marathon event is well-structured, with insightful panel discussions and interactive workshops each day. Participants will hear from pro-democracy leaders across several continents in the panel discussions and then engage in interactive workshops on the topics of protecting, promoting, and innovating democracy. Moderators will include well-known pro-democracy figures, leading activist groups, and Atlas members worldwide.
The closing event will be held on September 18 at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill. The Atlas team will wrap things up by presenting outcomes of the workshop discussions. In addition, they will introduce the Atlas democracy campaign’s next steps.
Atlas is honored to include in the final presentation esteemed speakers including Russian activist Vladimir Ashurkov, Hong Kong activist Finn Lau, Jacqueline San, spokesperson of Burma's opposition National Unity Government (NUG) campaign UK, and Rajat Khosla, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy and Policy from Amnesty International.
Freedom Marathon 2021 will conclude with a celebration of the power and resilience of freedom fighters across the world. Atlas is thrilled to offer participants the opportunity to screen an award-winning film, "Dear Future Children," a documentary about three young activists from Hong Kong, Uganda, and Chile. And finally...Atlas will host a powerful art exhibition to stand in solidarity with freedom fighters from Hong Kong and Belarus, to Venezuela and Sudan!
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