Celebrating Human Rights Day - 21st March 2013

‘Within society, each and every one of its members is responsible for having an opinion, for questioning, approving or rejecting the decisions taken by those who govern.’

Civil Society partners the Democracy Development Project, Art for Humanity, South African Human Rights Commission and the Durban University of Technology, with the support of Oxfam will be holding an Art and Human Rights seminar to increase awareness about Human Rights and the role of responsible citizenship at the on 21 March 2013.

These celebrations will include an Art and Human Rights workshop facilitated by AFH, a concert including a performance by popular music group Espresso, poetry presentations followed by an exhibition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by international artists and a seminar on the theme of ‘Human Rights, Culture, Education and Transformation’ and accompanied by acclaimed guitarist Madala Kunene.

Seminar speakers includes; Prof Steve Pete – UKZN School of Law (Ancient Rituals and their place in the Modern World: Culture, Masculinity and the Killing of Bulls), Ms. Devina Perumal - UKZN School of Law (Culture from a Feminist perspective) and Prof Sibusiso Moyo – Director: Centre for Research Management and Development DUT, chaired by Prof Brian Pearce, Associate Professor, Department of Drama Studies, DUT

The purpose of these celebrations and events are to cultivate awareness about human rights and responsible citizenship in all South Africans, particularly in the youth.

The events will be hosted by DATE: 21 March 2013

VENUE: Steve Biko Campus, Durban University of Technology

TIME: Afternoon Program- 14:00pm to 16:30pm

          Exhibition- 18:00pm to 18:45pm

          Evening Program-18:45pm to 20:45pm

ALL MEDIA WELCOME

 

For more information about the event partners, please visit their relevant websites:

 

The Democracy Development Project http://www.ddp.org.za ,

Art for Humanity www.afh.org.za

The Durban University of Technology www.dut.ac.za,

The South African Human Rights Commission http://www.sahrc.org.za

Oxfam https://www.oxfam.org.au

 

For further information please contact Nomfundo Mgabadeli at: afh@dut.ac.za

 

 

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