Why Human Rights?
Wednesday 10th December, 6pm
New Theatre, LSE Houghton St WC2 (nearest tube Holborn/Temple)
On the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) creating a global framework for the protection of the rights of everyone, and in this climate of multiple crises, we invite you to consider: do we really have human rights? What's right and wrong with them? Can 'rights' help us respond to the challenge of reconstructing society; so that justice, mutual respect and equality prevail? And if so, what concrete actions must we now take?
Speaker/panel: AC Grayling, Asad Rehman, Andy Worthington (author of the Guantanamo Files), Hicham Yezza, Teresa Hoskyns (London Social Forum) Peter Tatchell and Vivienne Westwood. Q&A with panellists, followed by discussion on where to take the UK civil rights movement.
Also, everyone is cordially invited to an informal pre-meeting from 3pm Room H102, Connaught House building (LSE, on Aldwych) to discuss background info, action proposals and any other issues of concern. This will include a short presentation on Lefebvre's Right to the City.
Flier at http://www.peopleincommon.org/Why_human_rights_A5_flyer.pdf
Event organised by CAMPACC, the London Guantánamo Campaign, London Against Injustice and others. Hosted by LSE Students' Union.