International Human Rights Art Festival

Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:30 PM - Fri , November 15, 2019 6:30 PM

Don’t miss the first Columbia Edition of the International Human Rights Art Festival! Co-organized by Columbia University Amnesty International and Ratrock Magazine, the festival will be a two-day event featuring artworks and performances by students related to human rights issues and social concerns, including speeches by inspiring individuals involved in careers at the intersection of the arts and social justice (NYC Commission on Human Rights, ARTE Justice, Magazine and more)

The Gallery Exhibition will be held on November 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm in Dodge 501 and will feature works by Celia Le (CC’22), Carolina Cambrero Varolina (Teachers College), Noelle Penas (BC’21), Moira Hamilton (Teachers College), Jai Bashir (School of the Arts, Second Year Graduate Student), Mohamed Khalil (Teachers College), Aishah Bibisarah Bostani (CC’21), Yuping Zhang (BC’20).

The Performing Arts Show will be held on November 15th from 7:30 to 9:30pm at the Lerner BlackBox Theater and will feature student performances - including dance, theater, poetry, music, stand-up comedy - which will be introduced by speeches of distinguished guests: Christelle Ownu, the African Diaspora Lead Advisor at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, the Founder and Executive Director of Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) and Tom Block, the Founding Producer of the IHRAF.

The show will include performances by Alex White (SEAS’21), Mamadou Yattassaye (CC’21), Charlie Blanc (GS’20) the South Asian fusion dance group TAAL, the Jewish a capella group Pizmon and a play written by Phanesia Pharell (BC’21) and directed by Isaac Jaffar (CC’18).