Sunday August 17, 6pm – 9pm
Im Fluss stage on the Rhine
Oberer Rheinweg, Basel
A range of live music featuring
* ERROR 404 brass band ensemble from Musik Akademie Basel
* Gothszalk Quintet
* Don Cardozo y sus Cuerdas - classical guitar
World Humanitarian Day honours all those who have lost their lives undertaking humanitarian service to protect human rights, assist refugees, respond to natural disasters and resolve armed conflicts.Attacks on humanitarian workers hinder the ability of people in desperate need to receive lifesaving assistance. Children go unvaccinated. Sick and wounded patients go untreated. Those forced from their homes are left without food, water or shelter – exposed to violence, disease or other threats. On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the heroic aid workers who rush bravely to help people in need. We remember their sacrifices, and we recognize the millions of people who count on humanitarian workers for their very survival. Let us honour the fallen by protecting those who carry on their work – and supporting humanitarian relief operations worldwide.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2014
PLAYforRIGHTS is a Swiss-based non-profit organization. It aims to create an intersection between the arts and peacebuilding. We envision to empower young artists and peace-workers, as well as a wider audience, to become aware of social conflicts that violate human rights.
IM FLUSS stage on which Play for Rights will perform on August 17
P4R believes that a peaceful future and a just society can be created by building a human web of relationships, where people from different expertise and background go through similar experiences and yet give their own unique expression and meaning to that experience embracing diversity, co-existence and commonalities instead of differences.The arts should be encouraged as a means of training and raising awareness in the field of human rights.
United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education adopted in UN Resolution 66/137, Dec 2011
Supported by the Basel Peace Office, an international initiative to advance the peace and security of a nuclear-weapon-free world.
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