Thursday 19. March 2009

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

In celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Micaela Kristin-Kali will speak about what she has learned in Iceland. She will also report Dorrit's, the President's wife, statement on this day, in 2001, when the feast of nations was celebrated.

Micaela first came to Iceland as a tourist in 1989, and fell in love with the country upon her arrival in Keflavík. She waited for her kids to grow up so she could return. In January 2001, she flew over the Atlantic with her belongings and officially made Iceland her home.

Micaela is a former yuppie who worked in crisis management for a large telecommunication company in the USA for many years. She has a PhD in theology and is interested in the question: Why is Christmas celebrated?

The talk will start at 12.10 in the University Centre´s cafeteria and is open to the public. It is held in collaboration with The Multicultural Centre in Ísafjörur, Roots, a society for cultural diversity and the Red Cross. The talk will be given in English.