Monday 21 November 2022 - 6:00PM - Offline - Free
Across time and history, in every country, and in every society, protest movements have been central to the achievement of change. From #MeToo to the Occupy movement, BLM to the Arab Spring, when united to demand justice, the power of our voices can change the minds and hearts of millions.
Yet, instead of listening to our voices, many governments are attacking people who march, trying to silence these voices, and prevent us from coming together. Weak laws are often misused to quell protests. More alarmingly, authorities and the media have begun to demonise people who march, in an attempt to stigmatise the very act of protest. Worst of all, this repression is growing more violent, with police brutality and arrests of protesters on the rise.
The Power of Our Voices event, is an opportunity to hear from a range of speakers with first hand knowledge of protest movements, and repressive tactics by states. We will hear a keynote speech from Quinn McKew, executive director of ARTICLE 19, on the decisions which need to be made to protect voices of dissent. And we will have an opportunity to meet each other face to face after a prolonged period of disruption due to the pandemic.
We look forward to welcoming you.
To confirm your attendance, please register.
We will hear a keynote speech from Quinn McKew, executive director of ARTICLE 19, and have an opportunity to meet each other face-to-face after prolonged disruption due to the pandemic.