To celebrate Human Rights Day and the momentous 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, various events and talks are taking place to recognise and celebrate human rights.
Stand Up For Your Rights – What’s Protecting You?
Tuesday 4th December 7 – 9pm
In recognition of Sheffield’s strong history of activism and to kick off Sheffield Human Rights’ events for Human Rights Day, this talk will look at what our rights are when voicing opinions and standing up for our rights through strikes or protest.
Venue: The Welcome Centre, Christchurch, Pitsmoor Road, S3 9AQ
Christchurch Pitsmoor: https://christchurchpitsmoor.com/map/
- Helen White will talk about your rights if you are protesting. Helen is a criminal lawyer at Howells solicitors and is renowned for her expertise in criminal defence, particularly when it comes to the rights of protestors. She was a finalist in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards this year.
- Mike McColgan will speak about the Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign. Mike is a retired criminal solicitor and the legal adviser to the campaign, which is seeking justice for the miners involved in the picket outside the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire in 1984. The campaign wants an independent inquiry into the actions of the South Yorkshire police over Orgreave.
Entry is free but the organisers would be grateful if you can register so they can get an idea of numbers: https://stand-up-for-your-rights.eventbrite.com
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International Human Rights Day – Refugees in Focus
Then, on Monday 10th December 1 – 2pm at The Crucible Bar, Crucible Theatre, Tudor Square, S1 2LA, Sheffield Human Rights will be celebrating why human rights are important and hearing from three speakers about how human rights can help us to find a safe place to call home.