Thu Nov 13 - Sat Nov 15 2014
Raising voices for rights

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights is the biggest annual forum about human rights in the Nordic countries. The forum is held in November every year in various places in Sweden focusing on a variety of themes concerning Human Rights.

This year, the forum visits the European Capital of Culture in Umeå on 13-15 November 2014. The Forum will focus on Human Rights and Culture, under the headline Raising voices for rights. We will be addressing the right to culture and the use of cultural expressions as a tool for resistance and a tool for promoting human rights. In addition, we will also discuss the processes that foster a democratic culture and conversely – what may post a threat to democracy.

For details about the programme:
http://www.mrdagarna.nu/en/

Listen to: Mark Edwards, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Joanna Rubin Dranger, Roi Gal-Or, Jairo Guzmán, Cecilia Gärding, Khaled Harara, Thomas Hammarberg, Vanja Hermele,Ted Hesselbom, Sofia Jannok, Baker Karim, Anna-Lena Lodenius, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Maxida Märak, Musiker Mot Rasism, Brian Palmer, Soraya Post, Anja Pärson, André de Quadros, Fransesca Quartey, Pierre Schori, Carl-Johan Vallgren, Cecilia Wikström, Xenia Kriisin.

Image: Nobel peace prize winner Roberta Menchú Tum from Guatemala. Photo: Fundación Rigoberta Menchú Tum.

Thursday Nov 13 2014 09:00 - 17:30 Umeå folkets hus
Friday Nov 14 2014 09:00 - 17:30 Umeå folkets hus
Saturday Nov 15 2014 10:00 - 17:00 Umeå folkets hus

Organizer: DemokratiAkademin, Diakonia, Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter, Föreningen Ordfront, Sensus studieförbund, Svenska kyrkan, Raoul Wallenberg Institutet vid Lunds universitet samt Institutionen för Globala Studier vid Göteborgs universitet.
More information: http:/­/­www.mrdagarna.nu/­en/­
Contact:
Project manager: Ingvar Rönnbäck
ingvar.ronnback@mrdagarna.se

For general questions:
info@mrdagarna.se

Visiting information for Umeå folkets hus

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