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An Intergenerational Debate: Death in Prague

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 19, 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

Are we capable of accepting death as part of life? Why are we afraid to discuss death? Come and search for an answer with our guests.

Guests: Radkin Honzák (psychiatrist and journalist), Helena Illnerová (scientist, former chairwoman of the Czech Academy of Sciences), Ondřej Nezbeda (journalist, author of The Mortal’s Guidebook), Kateřina Bohatá (head of a help line for seniors).

Barbora Šichanová (Radio Wave) will chair the debate.

This intergenerational debate is part of the intergenerational festival OLD’S COOL 2017, which is being organised for the fifth time by the charity Elpida. For more information about the festival’s programme go to www.elipda.cz.

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