Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Democracy Evening

August 28, 2008 was the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, which called for racial equality in the US. Even after 45 years, the speech remains an inspiration to civil rights activists all over the world. August 26, 2008 marked the 88th anniversary of granting of voting rights for women in the USA, through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. We, the Maldivians, are also going through an exciting time, as the long process of constitutional amendment ended on August 7, 2008. The first multi-party election in the country is expected to take place within the year. To mark the 45th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech, the 88th anniversary of women's suffrage, and to have a discussion on the democratization process in the Maldives, Strength of Society (SOS) and Madulu, two civil society organizations, invite you for A Democracy Evening.

Date: 4th September 2008
Time: 8 45 PM
Venue: Henveyru Boalhage