The ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION SWITZERLAND hosts an after-work cocktail at KOSMOS Klub to celebrate the newly established educational partnership with the HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL Zurich.
Date: 7 December 2018
Time: 1800 - 2100
Venue: KOSMOS Klub
Special Guest: Mexican-American Human Rights Activist LIBRADA PAZ.
Non-for-profit: All proceeds from admission and ticketing directly benefit the human rights education program Speak Truth To Power across schools in Switzerland.
Event sponsor: IKEA Switzerland
The Human Rights Film Festival Zurich and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland have formed a collaborative partnership to expand and further develop the educational aspect of the annual Human Rights Film Festival Zurich. As of the 2018 edition of the festival, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland will serve as the official education partner of the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich.
About the HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL ZURICH
Since 2015, the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich takes place every year around the International Day of Human Rights (10 December) at KOSMOS in Zurich and illustrates feature-length documentaries as well as fiction films. The program reflects a variety of human rights themes in different geographic and social contexts. Showcasing compelling films that combine a convincing artistic language with the exploration of pressing human rights issues, topics include flight and migration, the war in Syria, women’s rights, LGBTI-rights, responsibilities of multinationals as well as the relation between resources, energy and human rights. Panel discussions after the screenings widen the scope of the program and offer the possibility to contextualize and discuss the films. The festival thus offers a platform for passionate dialogue between films and human rights. More: humanrightsfilmfestival.ch
About the ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION SWITZERLAND
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland is a non-profit organization governed by Swiss law and acts as a partner to the internationally active NGO Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968 by members and friends of the Kennedy family to continue Robert F. Kennedy's unfinished work on social justice and peace after his assassination. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation in Switzerland has existed since 2015 and is primarily active in the field of human rights education. Inspired by the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy, the foundation strives for a society in which every human knows, respects and protects human rights. In order to bring about long-term and sustainable change, the foundation has developed "Speak Truth To Power" together with the competence center for human rights of the University of Zurich. Speak Truth To Power is a multi-faceted human rights education program, which is available to all educational institutions and schools in Switzerland free of charge. Speak Truth To Power consists of a book, a photo exhibition, a theatre play, and the online platform SpeakTruthToPower.ch, which aims to facilitate easy access to content for teachers and students.
CONTENT, ACTIVITIES AND ROLE of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland at the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich
As the official education partner of the film festival, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation accompanies special film screenings for approximately 900-1'000 students by providing educational material and a specially designed photo exhibit of human rights defenders. In addition, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland invites a human rights activist to discuss human rights topics with students after the film screenings. In 2018, the Mexican-American activist Librada Paz will be visiting the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich. In addition, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Switzerland invites educators and experts for student discussions after the film screenings. The already existing educational photo exhibit consisting of portraits of Human Rights activists by Pulitzer-Prize awarded photographer Eddie Adams will be on display at KOSMOS Kinoallee.