From 14-17th March 2016, the Centre for Human Rights in Practice will be hosting a series of events that explore the theme of protest. The full programme of this 'Protest and Performance Week' is available to the right. Click on any event for more details and to register to attend. Within the programme, you will find film, theatre and comedy, as well as panel discussions featuring seasoned activists, academics, students, and representatives of notable campaigning groups. Some events engage with the theme of protest within the university setting, others have a more global outlook. Some will focus on the future, others are more rooted in reflection on the past; all will speak to the present.
A number of our panelists have recently contributed pieces to Lacuna Magazine for a special issue on protest. In some cases, they will be developing their ideas further during the discussions taking place over the course of the week. We encourage you to explore these readings, along with the other reflections on protest, here.
In March 2015, we hosted a protest summit to discuss protest on the university campus. The events we have organised one year later are intended to build on some of these discussions and to branch out into new ones. We hope you will lend your voice to the conversation.