The Inaugural Dublin Human Rights Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:00
Free
Science Gallery

Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International Ireland, National Women's Council of Ireland, NXF (National LGBT Federation) and the ICCL (Irish Council for Civil Liberties) are hosting a day celebrating activism and advocacy with panel talks and advocacy workshops.

The panels will include discussions on the risks involved in defending LGBTI rights, women's rights, environmental rights and privacy/digital security rights (made accessible) with human rights defenders from around the world. There will also be interactive workshops by VOCALISM (advocacy and storytelling for adults), Clowns Without Borders (circus skills for kids), Dabbledoo Music (music education and empathy for children), and Righteous Verse (protest poetry with a panel of poets including Erin Fornoff, Sahar Ali, Felicia Olusanya, Colm Keegan, Oisín McKenna, John Cummins and Raven).  Additionally to that, we'll have stalls by OhMyDays (body printing), Our Table (recipes from the pop-up kitchen run by volunteers in direct provision) and information on human rights volunteering with PBI Ireland.

Schedule:
Panels: 
12:15 – 13:30 Women Who Dare: Defending Gender Rights
13:45 – 15:00 Dying for Equality: Global Fight for LGBTI Rights
15:15 – 16:30 Lethal Lands: Why Activists Are Killed Protecting the 
Planet
16:45 –  17:45 Techie How To: Outsmart Online Surveillance

Workshops:
12:30 – 13:30 Clowns Without Borders
14:00 – 14:45 Dabbledoo Music
15:00 – 16:00 VOCALISM
16:15 – 17:30 Righteous Verse

More information: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/festival