Events | Worldwide Reading in support of the Democracy movement in Hong Kong

Online | September 9, 2020 – September 20, 2020

Onur Burcak Belli by Aaron Perez
Since 2006, The international literature festival berlin [ilb] has initiated worldwide readings focusing on political topics as well as the fate of politically active personalities. In 2020, ilb called on individuals, schools, universities, cultural institutions and the media for a Worldwide Reading for Freedom of Expression and Assembly on 9 September 2020. These readings are intended to draw attention to the situation of freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and human rights in Hong Kong, which were adopted by the United Nations in Paris on 10 December 1948. Hong Kong's parliamentary elections are also scheduled for September 2020.
With this video, Villa Aurora participates in the worldwide reading for the democracy movement in Hong Kong.
Introduction by Friedel Schmoranzer (Head of Fellowship Programs, Villa Aurora Los Angeles) and Michaela Ullmann (Exile Studies Librarian, Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at USC libraries).
The articles of the Human Rights are being read by Villa Aurora Feuchtwanger Fellows
Zeynel Abidin Kizilyaprak (Turkey, Kurdistan), Alida Tota (Albania), Emir Olivares Alonso (Mexico), Amir Hassan Cheheltan (Iran), Diane Nininahazwe (Burundi) and Onur Burçak Belli (Turkey).


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