Sharing opinions and ideas - a human right
Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 27 June 2019, 1pm–2pm
Free, no need to book
Part of Fly the Flag events, join in this discussion which will focus particularly on Human Rights Article 19:
Everyone has the right to their own opinions, and to be able to express them freely. We should have the right to share our ideas with who we want, and in whichever way we choose.
Joined by artist, Tania Bruguera, who is involved in campaigning for freedoms for artists in Cuba, this is an opportunity to learn more about this particular campaign and to think together about freedom of expression in different political climates. How can we support artists as they uphold this article?
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights.
Arts organisations and human rights charities invite you to Fly The Flag for human rights on 24 – 30 June 2019. From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people will come together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.
Part of the ” Get Together and Get things done” exhibition
Image credit: still from A Pakhtun Memory, Tentative Collective, 2011