Free and Equal? - Human Rights Day
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," the opening words to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written 70 years ago next month.
Join this in-depth dialogue around identity, religion, and ethnicity in cooperation with Open Skåne, Lund Cathedral and Lund municipality. Together we will commemorate Human Rights Day with discussion, music, and drama.
"The aim is to bring a diverse group of people together to have a thoughtful and respectful discussion around the differences that continue to keep us apart, to explore those frictions with courage and explore areas of agreement. War, death and destruction, caused partly by religious and ethnic hatred, was what encouraged the nations to together adopt this declaration in 1948. We convene this discussion because we believe solution-oriented dialogue can prevent conflict and divisions and in the end advance human rights," says Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.Participants:
Nike Sandberg, spokesperson for the Afro-Swede Network in Skåne
Rebecca Lillian, Malmö-based rabbi working with interfaith dialogue
Kaoula Channoufi, representing the Islamic Association in Malmö
Lisa Svensson, Student Chaplain in LundModerator:
Morten Kjaerum, director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian LawPerformances:
Music performance by mezzo-soprano Christina Dongas
Performing Arts Group Barra Barra featuring Kerstin Andersson and Anders Granström, reading texts in Swedish from Euripides’ drama “The Trojan Women.”
The event is part of VinterLund organized by Lund municipality, and is done in cooperation with Open Skåne and Lund Cathedral.
Time: 10th of December, 17:00-19:00
Location: Cathedral Forum (Domkyrkoforum), Sweden
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is looking forward to seeing you there!