The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival needs your support to cover transport costs and expenses for people who will be contributing to this year's series of events.
Any money raised over and above what is needed to meet the expenses will go to English PEN Writers at Risk, LE Solidarity, the MEENA Centre (Birmingham), and Leicester Friends of Bethlehem.
Currently, the festival does not receive institutional funding. The festival runs on the energy, time, skills and resources that organisers and participants bring to it on a "no fee" basis.
About the Festival
Now in its 5th consecutive year, the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 4 December through to 10 December. The festival aims to draw attention to human rights issues at home and abroad and to Human Rights Day which is marked around the world on 10 December every year. In an effort to achieve these aims, the festival presents a week-long series of events that are free and open to all.
The events that are taking place as part of this year's festival include:
- Tues., 4 Dec. 2018 ● Human Rights without Borders bringing together a number of groups that share "without Borders" in their name and the "without Borders" ethos
- Wed., 5 Dec. 2018 ● Oksijan: Film screening, panel discussion, and Q&A with directors and some of the people whose story the film is based on
- Thurs., 6 Dec. 2018 ● Diversity and The City II which notes that Leicester is celebrated for its diversity and multiculturalism, and asks, But, what does this really mean?
- Fri., 7 Dec. 2018 ● Metal without Borders, possibly the only annual metal music festival in the UK that's actively connecting metal music and human rights
- Sat., 8 Dec. 2018 ● Music without Borders, an evening of poetry and music which, this year, will be raising funds for This year, the event will be fundraising for English PEN Writers at Risk, LE Solidarity, the MEENA Centre (Birmingham), and Leicester Friends of Bethlehem
- Sun., 9 Dec. 2018 ● the Leicester Secular Society annual Human Rights Lecture featuring Dr Athina Karatzogianni, an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester who will be speaking on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights.
- Mon., 10 Dec. 2018 ● Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Equal Access to Education looking at the barriers people who are looking for refuge are experiencing when they try to access further and higher education, and what is being done (or what ought to be done) to remove the barriers, and why.
The festival reserves the right not to accept funds from individuals and groups whose work is in conflict with what the festival is about.