Friday 25 November | 18.00–20.00
Personal stories of refugee displacement are often the point at which the creative arts and human rights intersect. Refugee testimony is used across media and the arts as well as in the related fields of law and social sciences. This event will open with a performance of the Asylum Monologues/Dialogues by Actors of Human Rights. These performances use the actual words of refugees and asylum seekers to present their own stories, performed by professional actors. The performance will be followed by a public roundtable discussion involving representatives of the media, creative arts, academia and refugees themselves. Discussion will consider how the experience of migrants and refugees is used to highlight immediate human rights concerns and the ethics of such representation.