Being Human: Writing Human Rights

This event brings together members of the public and local schools with community partners involved with human rights issues, young asylum seekers and refugees, and scholars who research human rights in the humanities, from literature and drama to history and politics, who are committed to furthering the understanding of the politics of humanity and human rights.

The event will run from 9th – 20th November 2015 and will include public talks and discussions, a film screening, creative writing workshops, school workshops, the performance of a play, and a literary reading.

Writing Human Rights

Monday 9th November: Film Screening of What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy, with writer and international lawyer,  Professor Philippe Sands QC in conversation with Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge. Cinema City, Norwich, 8.15pm. In partnership with REELS OF HISTORY.

Thursday 12th November. Dr Wendy McMahon, Torture of Language and the Language of Torture. The Forum, Norwich, 6pm-8pm. 

Friday 13th November. Professor Cathie Carmichael, The Hague Tribunal and the Balkan Wars. The Forum, Norwich. 6pm-8pm. 

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Little Eden (play), Epic Studios, Norwich, 7.30pm. 

Monday 16th November. Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, Why Burn Books: What can writing tell us about rights? Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW, 6pm-8pm. 

Wednesday 18th November. Dr Alex Brown, Hate Speech. The Forum, Norwich, 1pm-3pm. 

Wednesday 18th November. Dr Lee Jarvis, Counter-terrorism, Citizenship, and Human Rights in the UK. Friends Meeting House, Norwich, 6pm-8pm. 

Thursday 19th November. George Szirtes, Reading Human Rights (poetry reading), The Forum, Norwich, 6pm-8pm

Friday 20th November. Professor Dame Marina Warner, The Sanctuary of Stories: Losing Homes, Finding Words, The Forum, Norwich, 6pm-8pm

Booking required. See the Being Human Festival website for further details.

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