Human Rights Day 2010 Arts Showcase for Iran
Friday, December 10, 2010 from 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM (WET)
This Human Rights Day, we will highlight the human rights crisis in Iran by showcasing the work of artists, film makers, musicians, photographers and poets with appropriately-themed works. We cordially invite contributions from all members of the global arts community. Join us as we celebrate Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December with art, music, poetry, film and photography for Iran.
Artists: please register on Eventbrite
About One Million Voices: One Million Voices for Iran seeks to raise one million voices for human rights in Iran. The world’s attention was focused on the millions who peacefully protested in the wake of the fraudulent June 12, 2009 presidential elections and the subsequent crackdown on students, women, religious and ethnic minorities, and those with any political leanings contrary to the hard-line government. This brutal crackdown continues, and the situation in Iran deserves continued global attention. We are collecting one million signatures on a petition to demand global action against human rights violations in Iran.
Our petition calls for European and other governments to enact humanitarian sanctions against freedom of movement and overseas assets of individuals in the Islamic Republic of Iran targeting them specifically in protest of their documented human rights abuses and demanding the release of all political prisoners. Additionally, it will demand from all potential sources of help the creation of a special court of human rights to prosecute the Islamic Republic’s leaders for their abuse of human rights, as described here by the Green Lawyers Movement.
We echo the demands of those in Iran working tirelessly for civil and political rights, and we are inspired by the many other human rights based intiatives that pursue goals in line with the One Million Voices for Iran campaign. We are open to the idea of affiliating with any like-minded individuals or complementary causes.
Submissions: Artists, musicians and poets are invited to present works that exemplify the concept of Human Rights Day, specifically as it relates to the human rights crisis in Iran. Original works are preferred, but we will accept submissions that include a classic or inspirational piece with an explanation of how it inspires you and relates to human rights.
Videos, such as reading a poem or performing a song are encouraged but not mandatory.
After you book a ticket, we will assume you are dedicated to participating in the event. We will accept submissions until December 9, 2010.
Submissions may be sent to events [at ] speak4iran.org. Please include the artist's name and title of the work. By booking a ticket, you are agreeing to contribute content that you have created or own under copyright to the event and granting us permission to display your work in our showcase. One Million Voices will not hold copyright on submissions unless they are gifted to the campaign. If you have any questions, please contact us at events [at] speak4iran.org.
One Million Voices for Iran
One Million Voices for Iran is a non-political campaign echoing the demands of the people of Iran for human rights and justice. The campaign is independent and managed by volunteers.