ON THURSDAY, THE 20th OF DECEMBER don’t miss Stand-Up for Migrants, featuring top comedians sharing perspectives on migration, identity and Human Rights at the magnificent Victoria Hall.
The United Nations Human Rights Office, supported by the city of Geneva, will host this event in celebration of International Migrants Day, featuring top comedians performing stand-up comedy in French and English
The event, Stand-Up For Migrants, will be opened by the United Nations Human Rights Office and Geneva Mayor Sami Kanaan. It will feature a panel discussion between the comedians and each comedian will perform a stand-up comedy set sharing their own experiences and perspectives related to migration, human rights and identity.
The event will be hosted by US-based comedian Hari Kondabolu, an ongoing partner of the United Nations Human Rights Offices’ Stand-Up For Migrants initiative. Hari Kondabolu was recently recognised by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his “ability to unite people of all backgrounds and belief in laughter while raising awareness about important matters of justice and equality.”
Stand-Up For Migrants will feature Swiss comedians Thomas Wiesel, Charles Nouveau, Bruno Peki and international comedians Deborah Frances-White, Evelyn Mok and Noman Hosni. Hari Kondabolu will be joined on stage by his mother Uma Kondabolu, who emigrated from India to the United States.
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the entrance of Victoria Hall and will also be available for download from their website.
Migration has drawn increasingly negative attention in the public sphere. Anti-migrant discourse is often used for cheap gains in a time of rising xenophobia. The United Nations Human Rights Office believes we need to focus on what unites us, not what divides us. Stand-Up For Migrants creates a space for a broader audience to come together in shared creativity, discussion and laughter in order to celebrate migrants and build a narrative based on our shared values and humanity. The event is also part of the UN Human Rights Office’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Thursday, 20th of December at 8pm.
To sign up for Stand-Up For Migrants on Facebook please see here.