EachOther Launches New Human Rights Storytellers Programme At Goldsmiths University

By EachOther Reporter, 4 Dec 2023
Institutions, Young People
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EachOther is proud to announce the launch of our human rights programme for storytellers at Goldsmiths University, London. The Knowing Our Rights: Storytellers Programme is a ground-breaking and unique opportunity for students and staff, to produce multi-media work that addresses human rights issues in the UK. 

Under the Knowing Our Rights: Storytellers programme, students will have the opportunity to pitch an idea and be given editorial support in order to see their work be published by an award winning human rights charity. This innovative programme will support individuals and groups to produce thoughtful and dynamic work that addresses and raises awareness for human rights issues in the UK. 

The opportunity, which is open to Law and Media students, will see students collaborate to see the work they have produced in clinics and workshops, published by EachOther.

Adam Wagner, Founder and Chair of EachOther’s Board of Trustees, said: “Over the years EachOther’s biggest impact has been in education. Through this collaboration I’m looking forward to and am confident about redoubling our efforts and effect in this critical area.”

Launched in 2019, Goldsmiths’ Department of Law is already widely recognised as a centre of excellence that aims to reconceptualise legal education, encompassing immersive and experiential learning as well as engaging with key social issues. 

The Law Department has itself invested energy in disseminating research and knowledge on human rights, including through its Knowing Our Rights initiative, with an emphasis on young people in secondary schools in London and other parts of the UK. Its faculty includes some of the most prominent human rights thinkers and legal practitioners in the country.

While retaining its independence the charity will offer opportunities for students to contribute material for the EachOther platform, under the supervision of its independent editorial guidance.

As part of the School of Culture & Society, Law is working closely with other leading Goldsmiths departments, notably the Department of Media, Communications & Cultural Studies, which is already accustomed to hosting independent initiatives, such as the Centre for Investigative Journalism and East London Lines

Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Head of Law at Goldsmiths said: “By bringing together the best of EachOther and Goldsmiths, we can expand the resources available for EachOther’s vital work, and, at the same time, give our students invaluable hands-on experience of public communications on human rights. Raising awareness about the risks of legal isolationism, the dismantling of fundamental structures of our liberal democracy and, ultimately, the pernicious ‘othering’ of those vulnerable communities most in need of protection, human rights awareness work could not be more urgently needed.”

For more information on how to apply to the Knowing Our Rights: Storytellers Programme please visit our About Page, or click the link above.

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