“Writing Exile” event – Tuesday, September 16 – 7PM

Words without Borders, in collaboration with freeDimensional and Verso Books, present a reading from WWB’s September issue, dedicated to writing exile. The reading aims to draw attention to the voices of writers forced from their homes, and will feature contributors and other special guests reading selections from the issue. To accompany the reading, freeDimensional will present an exhibition [...]

Arab Documentary Photography Programme launched: deadline 15 April 2014

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, USA, are launching the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP). The ADPP will run from 2014 to 2016, targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. Up to 10 grantees will [...]

Kumbia Queers @ Queens Museum – March 6, 6-8PM

Queens Museum – Open A.I.R. & fD present Kumbia Queers with Que Bajo: Redefining Cumbia, Love and Latinamericanidad Mar 6 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm An open conversation with the members of Kumbia Queers and Que Bajo regarding cumbia, gender and love in Latin America. Followed by an acoustic set by the Kumbia Queers. Guests: Kumbia [...]

Shahid Nadeem’s THE ACQUITTAL reading – Friday, February 22

Castillo Theatre presents a play reading of: The Acquittal by Shahid Nadeem // reading directed by Dan Friedman Saturday, February 22 at 5:00pm // Admission is free. Reservation required. To make your reservation call 212-941-1234 or email boxoffice@allstars.org The Castillo Theatre invites you to a reading of The Acquittal by the award-winning playwright, Shahid Nadeem, (translated [...]

‘The campaign “free Pussy Riot” is over’

Statement by the Anonymous members of Pussy Riot: Garadja, Fara, Shaiba, Cat, Seraphima and Schumacher We, the anonymous members of Pussy Riot, would like to say many thanks to all the people who have supported us, those who demanded the release of our members, those who sympathised with us and sympathised with our ideology. We [...]

Art and Activism on the World Stage @ Adelphi University

The Levermore Global Scholars Program is partnering with freeDimensional to bring guest speaker Ademola Bello, an international artist, to campus. Thursday, December 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m Location: Campbell Lounge, Room 1 About the Artist: Ademola Bello is a Nigerian playwright, journalist, and novelist who has used his plays and dramatic writing to give a voice to oppressed communities [...]

Mexico City Consultation on Free Expression and Cultural Rights – November 13 & 14

On November 13 & 14, fD in partnership with El Centro Cultural de Espana in Mexico is hosting a two day consultation meeting on free expression and cultural rights in Mexico and Central America. 45 representatives from the arts, culture and human rights sectors will attend the consultation to exchange experiences, issues and problems, and [...]

Constitutional Court Admonishes Prosecutors Over Abuse Of Insult Laws As Visual Artist Maseko Wins In Court

Press Release: 30 October 2013 Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is encouraged by the decisions passed on Wednesday 30 October 2013 by the Constitutional Court in two constitutional matters brought before it challenging the constitutionality of some offensive provisions of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. In the case of Mr Tendai Danga, [...]

Presentation: The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression & Creation

Arts/Rights/Justice Working Group presents UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights Report on The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression & Creation – October 2 – Brussels The presentation of the UN Report, “The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creation” at the European Parliament in Brussels on 2nd October 2013, from 11:30-14:30 in the [...]

Women’s survival strategies in Chechnya: from self-care to caring for each other

Luiza encounters regular violence and intimidation in her work helping women survivors of state-sponsored violence. Living under the Chechen regime, activist women need a combination of self and community care.  by Keely Tongate Luiza has seen many attempts to silence Chechen human rights activists. There was the car with tell-tale tinted windows and no number [...]

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