Réquiem por la Justicia nació tras la declaración del Covid 19 como una pandemia global y la llamada de la Organización Mundial de la Salud a un confinamiento masivo y la prohibición de viajar. / Requiem for Justice was born following the announcement of COVID 19 as a global pandemic and the call by the World Health Organization for massive lockdown and travel ban. | Landscapes of Hope
REQUIEM FOR JUSTICE: 44 writers, musicians and activists rally against social injustice and oppression amidst Covid-19
28-29-30 August 2020 at 5:00PM GMT, 12:00PM Bogotá – Online
Landscapes of Hope, a network of 25 civil society organizations from Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, led by the Belgian NGO Action for Hope will be presenting Requiem for Justice, an international online event that features music, poetry, films and talks by well-known artists and thinkers such as Yo-Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Vivir Quintana, Oumou Sangare, Denis O’Hare, Arundhati Roy, and Khaled Fahmy, as well as many up-and-coming young artists and poets such as Aamir Aziz, Zia Ahmed, Selena Nwulu and Nai Barghouti.
Requiem for Justice was born following the announcement of COVID 19 as a global pandemic and the call by the World Health Organization for massive lockdown and travel ban. This caused long-standing issues of inequality, injustice and oppression to resurface demonstrating the need to influence policies that directly threaten the lives of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities.
Requiem for Justice aims to highlight the impact of the virus outbreak, and the consequent lockdown, on the most vulnerable groups in different societies around the world, to bring to global attention the long term economic and social challenges of the virus crisis, and how they could be mitigated by introducing social protection measures and policies, and to emphasize the important role of civil society organizations during this crisis, and stress the added value of cross-sector collaboration among these organizations.
Requiem for Justice will also highlight the importance of artistic creativity in human life, especially at times of crisis, and how artistic expression is able to change “social distancing” into “social connectivity”.
For interviews please contact:
– Basma El Husseiny: [email protected] – On event content and aims
– Natasha Badhwar: [email protected] – On impact of Covid-19 lockdown in India
– Kinan Azmeh: [email protected] – On impact of Covid-19 on independent musicians
– Vivir Quintana: [email protected] – On impact of Covid-19 on women in Mexico
– Paulina Suarez: [email protected] – On impact of Covid-19 on the arts scene in Mexico
– Khaled Fahmy: [email protected] – On impact of Covid-19 on Egyptian prisoners
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