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ISER AwayDay Team Lunch

Posted on behalf of ISER, University of Essex
For all ISER staff and students
When
04 Nov 2019 at 12:00pm
until 04 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Essex Business School
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

Pagoda Dating: Lock and Key

Posted on behalf of Tom Grovestock
Fun singles date night at Pavilion. Head down to the Pavilion at 7pm for an evening of meeting new faces and having a good tim
When
28 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 28 Nov 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Pavilion Lounge and Restaurant Colchester
20-21 Middleborough
Colchester
CO1 1QX

Who cares?

Posted on behalf of The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex
How can we improve the lives of older people in care? This event is part of the Festival of Social Science 2019.
When
06 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
until 06 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
Where
University of Essex, Colchester Campus
TC2.6
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

Halloween Pottery Painting and Sand Art

Posted on behalf of Claire
Join Artypants and Kids Bee Happy for spooky Arts and crafts suitable for all ages. Ceramic and wooden items and sand art decorations.
When
28 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 28 Oct 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Ardleigh Village Hall
17 Station Road
Ardleigh
CO7 7RS

‘Growing up girl in the ‘hood: On the bruised aesthetic of Girlhood

Posted on behalf of The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex
An Open Seminar with Professor Caroline Bainbridge, University of Roehampton
When
13 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
until 13 Nov 2019 at 6:30pm
Where
University of Essex, Colchester Campus
LTB3
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

HRC Speaker Series: Kyaw Win

Posted on behalf of Law & Human Rights Centre Events Team

Tuesday 19 November, 13.00-14.30, Human Rights Seminar Room, 5S.6.25


‘The Challenges of Human Rights in Burma’


Speaker: Kyaw Win, Founder & Executive Director of Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN)


Chair: Dr Andrew Fagan, University of Essex


Kyaw Win will address the ways in which human rights situation of ethnic and religious minorities have worsened since the election of National League for democracy (NLD). Kyaw will discuss the military forces openly committing countless human rights violations, and the role of NLD in progressively strengthening the campaign against other ethnic minorities, including the oppressive laws and movements against non-Rohingya Burmese Muslims. This talk will historically contextualise the anti-Muslim narrative in Burma, including the dynamics between the militarized Buddhist system and the push for democratic reforms. While for many years some in the media and international community have tried to say that Aung San Suu Kyi was faced with the impossible task of promoting democracy against rising populism, they failed to see how she and the NLD also played a role in anti-Muslim sentiment in the country.

Kyaw Win is the founder and Executive Director of the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) in London. He leads several different teams inside of Myanmar who are documenting human rights violations, violation of freedom of religion, the spread of hate speech and anti-Muslim pogroms.


All welcome.

When
19 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
until 19 Nov 2019 at 2:30pm
Where
University of Essex Colchester Campus, Human Rights Seminar room, 5S.6.25
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

Faculty of Humanities Dean's List Celebration 2019

An informal food and drink reception to celebrate the accomplishments of high-achieving students in the Faculty of Humanities.
When
30 Oct 2019 at 5:30pm
until 30 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Where
Lakeview Room
University of Essex
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

London Rebellion Debrief

Posted on behalf of Extinction Rebellion Colchester
Debriefing for all London Rebels from XR Colchester area.
When
23 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
until 23 Oct 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
Colchester Quaker Meeting House
6 Church Street
Colchester
CO1 1NF

Gameover Essex

Posted on behalf of UniVibez
ESSEX’S BIGGEST WELCOME PARTY
When
29 Oct 2019 at 10:00pm
until 30 Oct 2019 at 3:00am
Where
ATIK Colchester
131 High Street
Colchester
CO1 1SP

Human Rights Week - Human Rights and Global Challenges

Posted on behalf of Law & Human Rights Centre Events Team

Wednesday 11 December, 14.00-16.00, Human Rights Seminar room, 5S.6.25


Human Rights and Global Challenges


'Human Rights Framework to Combat Emerging Climate Change Challenges'


Speakers: 



Dr Andrew Fagan, University of Essex


Marc Limon, the Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group


Prof Lorna McGregor, University of Essex


Dr Ahmed Shaheed, University of Essex



Chair: Dr Katya Alkhateeb


Abstract:




Marc Limon is Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group (URG). He will address the following the questions in relation to the emerging climate change challenge within a human rights framework:


- What more can the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms (Special Procedures and the UPR), and the UN Treaty Bodies, do to contribute to the global fight against climate change, environmental destruction, and biodiversity loss?


-  What more can the High Commissioner for Human Rights do, especially as a ‘voice for the voiceless,’ to raise the severe human rights consequences of global warming and environmental harm, and to press for more equitable and just solutions?


- What more can the High Commissioner and the Council do to promote environmental rights, and the universal recognition of the right to a clean and healthy environment?


- What role would States like to see can the UN Human Rights Office play to further support the work of the Council, EHRDs and wider civil society to leverage rights to protect the climate and natural environment and how can States support this work? 


Bio:


Marc Limonis Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group (URG), a think tank focused on international human rights policy, with offices in Geneva, New York, and Bogota. Marc Limon worked as a diplomat at the UN Human Rights Council from the body’s establishment in 2006 until the end of 2012. This included participating in the negotiations on the institution-building package, on the Council’s mid-term review, and on a wide-range of thematic and country-specific issues. He was lead negotiator on nine different UN resolutions dealing with issues such as human rights and climate change, human rights and the environment, freedom of assembly and association, and the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Alongside his colleague Subhas Gujadhur (Mauritius), he also established the Human Rights Council’s Trust Fund to support the participation of Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.




All Welcome.



When
11 Dec 2019 at 2:00pm
until 11 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
University of Essex Colchester Campus, Human Rights Seminar room, 5S.6.25
Colchester
CO4 3SQ