Gooya News: 12/12 Arts United 4 Iran

Nov 22, 20090 comments

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اکسيون جهانی “اتحاد برای ايران” به مناسبت روز جهانی حقوق بشر در ۱۲ دسامبر (به انگليسی)

12/12 – Arts United 4 Iran – A Global Celebration of Human Rights through Arts & Culture – In celebration of the United Nations’ International Human Rights Day, on Saturday December 12, 2009 United4Iran will host Arts United 4 Iran in Honor and Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement in Iran.The day will be devoted to worldwide displays of musical, visual, and performing arts highlighting the issues of human rights in Iran. This is a non-partisan event focusing on human and civil rights in solidarity with the people of Iran.12.12 is the first Saturday after International Human Rights Day (IHRD), which coincides with the 61st anniversary of the General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is also the six-month anniversary of June 12th, the beginning of the peaceful protests in Iran that were violently put down. IHRD is historically marked by supporters engaging in action in support of human rights.Musicians, performers, artists, writers, and concerned citizens will use Arts United 4 Iran as a medium to express their solidarity with the Iranian people and artists’ struggle for human and civil rights. Art is a universal expression that connects humanity across time and space and it has been the voice of justice, peace and rights throughout time. Currently many brave artists in Iran are speaking up to demand basic rights, and we need to support them. The goals of 12/12 include: • Continuing to stand in solidarity with all Iranian artists, activists, students, and concerned citizens fighting for their human and civil rights; • Increasing public awareness regarding the continuing civil rights movement; • Letting the government of Iran know we are still watching and will not tolerate the abuses; • Engaging new partners and artists, connecting communities around the world working to support our brothers and sisters in Iran. The demands being made on the government of Iran include 1. Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Press 2. Free Prisoners of Conscience in Iran 3. End Rape, Murder and Torture of Detainees and Hold Accountable Those Responsible A participant’s involvement could range from an online message, a song performed in a coffeehouse, living room, community center, or workplace, to a photographic display, a poetry slam, a gallery exhibit, a theatrical performance, or a rock concert. The possibilities of how to participate in Arts United 4 Iran are limitless. The events planned thus far include online messages of support, exhibitions, photo galleries, concerts, theatrical showings, and movie screenings. Thus far at least 8 concerts, a dozen gallery exhibits, and 5 smaller events have been organized and confirmed. More to be added soon. To learn more about 12/12 Arts United 4 Iran, and to find downloads, event information, planning guides, toolkits and more, visiting the United4Iran website at

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