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An evening with Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell Free

Wednesday 19 7.00pmFebruary

Talk

Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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An evening with Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell Free

Source http://www.outonanisland.co.uk

Peter tachell

StoneCrabs Theatre Out On An Island project is delighted to host ‘an evening with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell’ at Quay Arts on Wednesday, 19 February 7pm.

The evening will be delivered in an “In Conversation” Oral History interview style where Peter Tatchell will talk about his life, his campaigns, and the challenges of tomorrow. Followed by opportunities for lively debate and engagement through a question and answer session with the audience.

Australian-born, the son of evangelical working-class Protestants, Peter Tatchell has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice. His human rights inspirations include Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King.

He has proposed an internationally-binding UN Human Rights Convention enforceable through both national courts and the International Criminal Court; a permanent rapid-reaction UN peace-keeping force with the authority to intervene to stop genocide and war crimes; and a global agreement to cut military spending by 10 percent to fund the eradication of hunger, disease, illiteracy, unemployment and homelessness in the developing world.

The evening will also give us an opportunity to find out what has motivated Peter Tatchell to continue campaigning across the world often in high risk, homophobic and dangerous areas.

Door open at 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm

How much: Pay what you can, proceeds of the evening will be donated to charity