Freedom Talks

June 16 @ 18:00 20:00

This year Riga Pride is held under the unifying slogan “Until We All Are Free”.
Let’s get together during Pride Week to think about what it means to be free – about the fight that has already taken place, and the one that continues. It will not end until each of us has the opportunity to live freely, without prejudice and without discrimination. So that
each of us can dare to be who we are.

“Freedom Talks” will be hosted by Karmena Stepanova, Latvian Radio 5 Host and civic activist.

Journalist and film director Rita Ruduša“Soviet heritage in our minds and lives” – a story about freedom of thought and the consequences of the Soviet Union in our minds

Anglican Lutheran Society and Council Member of the Association of Latvian Lutheran Women Theologians Jāna Jēruma-Grīnberga“The Role of Faith in the Progress of Society” – about our freedom to believe and practice our religion, regardless of who we are

Doctor and Ukraine freedom activist Dana Isarova“Freedom of Belief in Our Society and what it can cost” – on our right to express our beliefs and stand up for justice, despite public condemnation

Comedian and rights actress Anete Bendika“My son and I” – a story about a mother’s struggle for her son’s ability to live a full, healthy life and her right to the same

Board member of the Ukrainian Support Association Jana Streļeca and Natalia Tymoshenko:
“Donbass. Natalia. Freedom” – a story about fleeing the war, about the Donbass and the dream of a peaceful Ukraine

Freedom talks will be free of charge and will be broadcast online on
The events will take place in Latvian and English, with simultaneous interpreting available.
After the event, all visitors will receive a small surprise, created in cooperation with the
people of Ukraine in Latvia.
Freedom Talks are inspired by Royal Dutch Embassy in Riga
Supported by Skrivanek and TVNET Grupa


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