Image courtesy of Laura Wisely.
Kingston For Human Rights is a local volunteer-run organisation with the mission to raise local public awareness around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Each year the committee holds a children’s poster art competition for Kingston schools and colleges to help raise awareness in the local curriculum. The artwork in this year’s exhibition responds to the theme: Freedom. The posters seek to showcase the children’s understanding of freedom through the powerful medium of art.
award launch guest speaker - stan grant - 18 november
This year’s guest speaker is journalist and best-selling author, Stan Grant. Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and Sky News Australia. He is the author of Talking to My Country (2016) and Australia Day (2019).
online film screening - can art stop a bullet - 29 october
This event is presented in conjunction with the online film screening of CAN ART STOP A BULLET by highly acclaimed artist and activist, William Kelly at 6pm on Thursday 29 October. Filmed on five continents, with contributions from over 20 artists, thinkers and activists, this documentary explores the power of art to take a stand against violence in the world.
Kingston for Human Rights Inc. (KFHR) is a volunteer-run organisation with the mission to keep the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) alive in the local community through children’s art and by hosting an event on or around Human Rights Day 10th December; each year a different theme is selected that is relevant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is regarded as the world’s most important document and has been translated into more than 360 languages It spells out the rights of every human being regardless of race, religion or gender and is a blue print for peace.