Artists for Human Rights and Action invite you to an evening of film, talk and positivity – Thursday, 14 June 2012.

June 14, 2012 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Like many Australians, the team behind Artists for Human Rights and Action (AHRA) long for a world in which human rights are understood, respected and realised. What’s more, we are actively committed to seeing this vision fulfilled. Over the last 12 months the team has developed a number of innovative campaign opportunities aimed at growing a rich and vibrant human rights culture in Australia.

It is therefore with an enormous sense of excitement that we now invite you, your friends and supporters to help us in launching our latest initiative – The Visualising Human Rights Art Competition 2012.

When, Where?
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: $20.30 (inc. booking fee)
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The evening will begin with an occasional address by Dr Julie Roberts and Dr Elizabeth Branigan on the importance of art as an instrument of awareness and change, followed by a screening of Across the Universe. Visually stunning, this film explores the themes of love, loss, friendship and equality in America during the turbulent late-1960s. Set against the antiwar, civil rights and women’s rights movements, this revolutionary reimagining intertwines a classic Beatles soundtrack, a host well known faces and a subtle human rights conversation. This is a musical film like no other!

Who should attend?
Artists, advocates, individuals and organisations that support positive social change. This year’s competition asks artists to focus on the issue of Human Trafficking, so if you, your supporters or someone you know is involved in combating this destructive trade we would love to hear from you (and see you at the event!)

Why attend?
First and foremost, this event will launch AHRAs most exciting initiative to date – the Visualising Human Rights Arts Competition. It will provide artists with the opportunity to interact and learn more about the Competition, including its key themes, articles and entry requirements.

Second, it provides the community at large with an opportunity to reflect on the role played by art in creating and sustaining positive social change. This night is guaranteed to leave you feeling uplifted and hopeful!

What is AHRA’s work?
AHRA aims to raise human rights awareness by harnessing the creative energies of artists and taking this work to the public. Working with a variety of like-minded partners, we also links artists with innovative campaign opportunities and experiences. With artists having been at the forefront of human right advocacy for generations, AHRA believes that in reflecting the lived experience, art and artists can inform, educate and inspire people in profoundly positive ways.

So please join us for a terrific evening of talk, film and positivity. Please also free to forward this invitation onto your friends, supporters and colleagues.

Best Wishes
Beth Newman
Artists for Human Rights and Action (AHRA)