FREE Migration Workshop and an invitation to Professor Paul Gready’s Go York Lecture.
GO YORK LECTURE
York St John University
20th October 2016 (6pm)
Professor Paul Gready
‘York as the UK’s First Human Rights City: Championing Social Justice or Indulgent Hot Air? ‘
‘York is on schedule to become the UK’s first human rights city. This talk will address why this is the case, what it means, and why we should care. The Human Rights Act in the UK is under threat, and tends to polarise rather than unite. The York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) has tried to adopt an approach to human rights that is locally informed, linked to everyday concerns, and positive (enabling, problem solving, protecting). For the ‘human rights city’ label to be meaningful requires that human rights are owned by a diverse range of local actors. This talk speaks to this innovative human rights project and its relevance to contemporary challenges such as austerity’.