Inspiring Human Rights Activism - Exhibition Launch

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University of York JB Morrell Library

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Heslington

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Join us for the launch of the Inspiring Human Rights Activism Exhibition, part of this year's ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

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Every day, around the world, inspiring individuals risk their lives to fight for and defend the human rights that many of us take for granted. Their commitment to the causes they defend, despite the risks they face, is deeply inspiring.

We invited members of the public to think about what or who inspires them to value and support human rights activism, and to create a piece of art in response, to enter into our Inspiring Human Rights Activism competition. We asked: What does human rights activism mean to you and why should we celebrate it? Has a particular human rights defender inspired you? What about a moment you witnessed, experienced or read about that made you value human rights and those who defend them? Which human rights causes are particularly close to your heart that you want to inspire others to think about?

This exhibition showcases the visual responses to these questions. At the exhibition launch, you will have the chance to see high quality original artwork, meet the artists, and join us in celebrating the winners in the adults and under-16s categories. You can also learn about the research we do at the Centre for Applied Human Rights.

We look forward to seeing you at the launch!

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University of York JB Morrell Library

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