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10 Year Anniversary in 2013


10 Year Anniversary bannerIn January of 2013, the Centre for Human Rights Education turned 10 years old, and to celebrate, we hosted a number of events throughout that year.

Below is a calendar of the events that took place and you can find details of the events by clicking on the title links.


December 2013

10th Human Rights Day Event

CHRE 10th Anniversary Celebration

Half day of events including workshops with Presentations by Linda Briskman, Jim Ife, Lucy Fiske, Lisa Hartley, Caroline Fleay, Lynda Blanchard and Dennis Eggington. Keynote address by Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and renowned peace activist. Photographic works on display by Walkley award winning Hazara photojournalist, Barat Ali Batoor and music by The Romeros.

Building 213, Curtin University

November 2013

21st-8th Dec Photographic ExhibitionExhibition of works including ‘The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’by Nikon-Walkley Award winning Hazara photographer, Barat Ali Batoor. Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle
22nd Public Seminar

Presentation by Nikon-Walkley Award winning Hazara photographer, Barat Ali Batoor

Curtin University, Bentley
23rd Artists talk

Talk about his photographic works Barat Ali Batoor

Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle

October 2013

29th Book Launch

Presentation by Antony Loewenstein, journalist, author, photographer, documentarian and blogger. Launch of his new book, Profits of Doom.

Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre, Curtin University
22nd Documentary Screening
No Fire Zone

Organised by the Centre in collaboration with Unions WA.

Haydn Williams Lecture Theatre, Curtin University

September 2013

12th Documentary Screening
5 Broken Cameras

Organised by Friends of Palestine WA in collaboration with the Centre.

Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213, Curtin University

August 2013

31st Public Forum
‘Safe, effective and leagal: There is another way for refugees’

Presentation with leading legal, political, humanitarian and human rights experts, including CHRE Director Mary Anne Kenny. Co-sponsored by Greens WA, Uniting Church, CHRE and RRAN WA.

The Italian Club, North Perth
8th Public Forum
‘Human Rights Advocacy for People with a Mental Illness’

Presentation by Professor Patrick Corrigan, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213, Curtin UniversityAudio from the event
1st Documentary Screening
‘Dear Mandela’

Organised by a PhD student of CHRE in collaboration with the Centre.

Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213, Curtin University

June 2013

28th Public Forum

‘Australia’s Policy of Mandatory Detention for Asylum Seekers’

Presentation by Richard Towle, UNHCR’s Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Co-hosted by CHRE, ASeTTS and Amnesty International WA.

Building 500, Curtin University
18th Documentary Screening

‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ 

Organised by members of the Amnesty International Curtin Group in collaboration with CHRE.

BankWest Theatre, Curtin University

May 2013

31st Teach-in and fundraising dinner

‘Voices from the Hills’: the Human Rights Situation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.

Presentation by Bablu Chakma (CHRE Masters student).

Action Centre, Amnesty International Australia WA Office