Leicester Secular Society Events

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Monday, 10 December 2018
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  70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (for info)
How well do you know your Human Rights? Do you do anything to promote or violate them? Are those in the declaration sufficient? Too much? More: https://rightsinfo.org/universal-declaration-human-rights/

Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival ends (for info)
The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival runs from 4 December through to 10 December every year. The Festival aims to explore human rights issues through a series of events that are free and open to all and which include panel events, film, music and art. The Festival aims to give people a platform through which to engage with human rights issues at home and abroad. The Festival also aims to draw attention to International Human Rights Day which is celebrated annually, around the world, on December 10. The programme for the 2018 festival is available here: https://hraffl.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/the-5th-annual-leicester-human-rights-arts-and-film-festival/

18:00 Category: Secular Hall (non-LSS event)[18:30] Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Access to Education (non-LSS)
Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Access to Education What barriers do people who are looking for refuge experience when they try to access higher education? What is being done, or what ought to be done, to remove the barriers, and why? Speakers: ● Alison Birch, After18, ● Sarah Seaton, Leicester and District Trades Union Council, ● Mark Clayton, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), ● Phil Horspool, Leicester University of Sanctuary ● Colleen Molloy, City of Sanctuary ● Christopher Smart, STAR – Student Action for Refugees, and ● Gabi Witthaus, an open educator, researcher and learning design consultant. There will also be a discussion among panelists and a Q&A session with all present. Chair: Dr Maddalena Tacchetti, Research Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugees-asylum-seekers-access-to-education-tickets-52708007068 Diversity and The City II is part of the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (4-10 December). Full programme: https://hraffl.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/the-5th-annual-leicester-human-rights-arts-and-film-festival/

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