“Requiem for Justice”

The Landscapes of Hope network of 25 civil society organisations will present “Requiem for Justice”, an international online event on 28, 29 and 30 August 2020. The Event will feature music, poetry, films and opinion statements by more than 40 artists and writers from 18 countries, in an effort to raise voices against injustice and oppression.

Requiem for Justice aims to highlight the impact of the virus outbreak, and the consequent lockdown, on the most vulnerable groups in different societies around the world: the homeless, refugees, immigrant workers, prisoners, women subjected to domestic violence, daily workers, and frontline health workers, to bring to global attention the long term economic and social challenges of the virus crisis, particularly those that the most marginalized segments of society will face over the coming years, and how they could be mitigated by introducing social protection measures and policies, to emphasize the important role of civil society organizations during this crisis, and stress the added value of cross-sector collaboration among these organizations, to celebrate some of the many examples of solidarity and courage that emerged around the world during the crisis. As we put our fingers on what is lacking in our societies, it is important to recognize the hope carried by courageous and generous actions.

Requiem for Justice will also seek to highlight the importance of artistic creativity in human life, especially at times of crisis, and how artistic expression is able to change “social distancing” into “social connectivity”.

Requiem for Justice will be streamed on Action for Hope’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 17:00 GMT on 28, 29 and 30 August.

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