Hong Kong's inaugural two-day Human Dignity Festival next month will examine the current status of human rights and dignity in today's world, through a series of talks, workshops, and online events visited by grass-roots and global LGBT champions.
The Festival will see four related events including an online Human Dignity Festival Global NGO Challenge, a Human Dignity Leadership Forum of LGBT rights leaders, and Hong Kong's debut of the globally renowned Human Rights Tattoo project.
A concert dubbed Rainbow Riots Rockfest will be open to the public and will feature groundbreaking artistic and musical performances from across the world.
The Hong Kong-based events will take place during the course of October, including the Human Rights Tattoo and the Human Dignity Leadership Forum on 14-15 October at Metta Hk The HDF Global Challenge will raise awareness and opportunities for a select number of international human rights NGOs will commence online on 16 November which coincides with the UN's International Day of Tolerance.
Key speakers include Ugandan filmmaker Kamoga Hassan Queer Kampala International Film Festival, Singaporean Paralympian Theresa Goh Music Producer and founder of Rainbow Riots Petter Wallenberg, Australian Imam Nur Warsame, Gender Justice Activist Chamindra Weerawardhana Ryan Silverio from ASEAN SOGIE Caucusand Mikhail Tumasov, Russian LGBT Network and Alezandra Russell founder and CEO of UrbanLight