For Brisbane people interested in human rights…

There are a couple of interesting events being held next week in Brisbane.

On Tuesday night at the Uni of Qld, two films about children:

The first is called “Child in Charge” on the lives of child-headed families – children who have raised their siblings in post-genocide Rwanda.  Director Kym Rolle will also be there to speak about the film.

The second film is called “Invisible Children: The Rescue”

This film is about the rescue of child soldiers in Uganda was made by three young film-makers, as part of an international project to raise awareness of the war in Northern Uganda.

It all starts from 6.30pm Tuesday 28 April at the Steele Lecture theatre, Building 3, St Lucia campus of Uni of Qld

Entry is by donation and everyone is welcome to attend.  All proceeds from the event will go directly to the families in ‘Child in Charge’ and Art for Aid Projects.

On the Wednesday night, 29th April, an Interfaith Forum on The Death Penalty is being held at the Multi-Faith Centre, at the Nathan campus of Griffith University.

This one starts at 7:15pm and is being held in response to one of the issues raised during the recent Interfaith Dialogue Summit. In recent years, a growing number of religious organizations and faith communities have participated in the discussion on the theological “justification” or “non-justification” of capital punishment.

There will be speakers from the perspectives of  Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, followed by open debate.  More details on 3735-7052.

And if you live up up the Sunshine Coast and you’re feeling left out, you can come along to a forum I’ll be speaking at on Monday night (27th) on human rights issues and the current human rights consultations at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Lecture Theatre 7, Building C.  The other main speaker will be Michael Cope from the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties Council. This forum is organised by the local Amnesty International group.

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