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Fly The Flag


Please join us in a national campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights and we will be flying this alongside an exciting programme of free events between 24-30 June.

Ai Weiwei with flag

During Fly the Flag week, Coventry 2021 are inviting #HumansofCov to ‘Walk A Mile’ in other people’s footsteps and will be bringing together activists, artists and academics in an open conversation around equality and human rights and the Midllands premiere of Ai Weiwei's film "The Rest". Please visit the officail website for the full list of events.

Events that you can get involved with include:

  • Human Rights and the Power of Film, The Midlands premier of Ai Weiwei’s new film, in which will be screened at Square One on 26 June and will feature an evening of discussion, music and food from around the world. It is being led by Screening Rights Festival with Amnesty International.
  • A Mile in My Shoes- Empathy Museum. The arrival of a giant shoebox in Broadgate between 25 June and 28 June. Visitors can drop in at any time between 10.30am and 6pm to literally walk in someone else’s shoes, wearing headphones and listening to an audio story of that person. Stories range from a Syrian refugee to a sex worker and a war veteran to a neurosurgeon, celebrating our difference, from loss and grief to hope and love.
  • Our Place at The Table An Open Conversation will be exploring equalities and human rights on 25 June at Feeding Coventry. Human Rights and what it means to be human in the city of Coventry will be debated and discussed over food between 5pm and 8pm. Introduced by Councillor Ram Lakha, the event will feature international and local human rights activists, artists and speakers from UN, UNESCO and TedX. The event is in partnership with Coventry Council and will be led by local artists, community groups and activists