The 7th annual Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival presents Human Rights, and Status Now for All on Thursday, 10 December 2020, 4.00pm – 6.00pm (London GMT)
The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival invites you to Human Rights, and Status Now for All.
The event marks International Human Rights Day which is observed around the world on December 10, annually. The event will appeal to people interested in community relations, migration, law and politics and those who are interested in how we build better during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Attendees will hear from a number of organisations that are part of the Status Now Network who will talk about why Britain and Ireland must give settled status or indefinite leave to remain to all who are in the UK who need such leave as well as how people in the UK and beyond can support this call.
Speakers include Sunitha Dwarakanath of Regularise, Mariko Hayashi of the Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC), Vitalis Mbah of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research (RAPAR), Sheila Mosley of the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN), and Dickson Tarnongo of Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG), and more.
The event will be chaired by Dr Maria Rovisco, Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, and will include a Q&A session.
About the festival
Now in its 7th consecutive year, the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 4 December through to 10 December, every year.
The festival aims to explore human rights issues through film and the arts, and to give people a platform through which to 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.
This year, The Festival will be highlighting:
i. Status Now 4 All, and ii. Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World (CivicLeicester, 2020)