Festival of Social Justice
St Albans Amnesty International Group are very pleased to be a part of Amnesty International UK's Central Region Festival of Social Justice.
Taking place between 16th April 2021 to 31st May 2021, the festival offers an exciting programme of free online events for all ages. These include speakers and debates, photography exhibitions, comedy, poetry, recipes, drama readings, videos and much more.
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen headlines a launch event on 20th April 2021, leading a panel discussion asking the question Why a Festival of Social Justice At This Time (What’s it all About?).
Our Group events include:
1) A joint event with the Watford Amnesty Group on Monday 24th May 2021 at 7.00pm entitled ‘Refugee families – are they welcome here?’ Hear about life for refugee families in Hertfordshire, ask questions and take action in support of refugee rights. Speakers from the Refugee Council and Herts Welcomes Refugees will share personal perspectives and give the national context. There will also be a film montage of people from different groups sharing what family means to them.
Please register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-families-are-they-welcome-here-panel-discussion-tickets-147798432089
2) On Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 7.30pm we are pleased to be presenting Daisy Cooper MP on “Human Rights in the time of Coronavirus” with a particular focus on questions arising around the “right to protest” and “the right to food.” Daisy Cooper, Lib Dem MP for St Albans and Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems, will answer questions and discuss what the government is doing and should be doing on various issues particularly regarding human rights in the UK.
Please register for this event at: https://stalbansamnestydaisycooper.eventbrite.co.uk