Writing Human Rights - Panel Discussion

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100

Writing Human Rights - Panel Discussion

Blanchardstown Library

YES, WE STILL DRINK COFFEE! is a new anthology of essays by and about women Human Rights Defenders. Published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, it aims to raise awareness of the struggles and dangers that human rights defenders face around the world. In Yes, we still drink coffee!, Irish women writers explore the work done by women human rights activists all over the world. The essays highlight the dangers and personal challenges that these women face in Kuwait, Turkey, Palestine and Sudan, among others. The anthology also features essays written by the activists themselves, and artwork by artist-activists and Irish artists. It was launched to a packed and enthusiastic audience at the Belfast Book Festival in June 2019. A panel consisting of Orla Lehane (curator and editor of the anthology) and contributors Catherine Dunne, Hilary Fannin and Lia Mills will discuss the experience of working on this project, what they learned and what might happen next. The session will include readings.