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Arts, Activism and Human Rights

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In a world marked by the environmental crisis, anti-trans discrimination and racism, how can arts activism contribute to meaningful change?

About this event

The environmental crisis, inequality, anti-trans discrimination and racism are some of the most pressing issues of our times.


The 8th annual Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival invites you to “Arts, Activism and Human Rights”, a panel discussion exploring how arts activism can contribute to bringing about meaningful social and political change.


The event takes place online on Thursday, 9 December 2021 and will run from 6pm till 7.30pm.


Panellists include:

  • Patricia Francis, a filmmaker and Doctoral Researcher at Nottingham Trent University whose research focuses on the women involved in the 1984-1985 miners’ strike and those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement,
  • Dr Paula McCloskey, an artist and researcher at the University of Derby who will talk about her art+spatial research practice, a place of their own, and the entanglements of geopolitics, art and the climate crises, and
  • Dr Ruth Pearce, a lecturer at the University of Glasgow who will speak on how transactivism has mobilised visual and artistic resources to bring social and political change.


About The Festival


The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 4 December through to 10 December every year and is now in its 8th consecutive year.


The festival aims to explore human rights issues through film and the arts and to give a platform through which people can engage with human rights issues at home and abroad. The festival also aims to draw attention to International Human Rights Day which is celebrated annually, across the world, on December 10.


December 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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