Commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the United Nations designated December 10 as Human Rights Day and called on all member states to hold commemorative events. I’m here. In Japan, December 4th to 10th is designated as “Human Rights Week”, and educational activities are being carried out to raise awareness of human rights nationwide and deepen understanding. Kyoto University of Foreign Studies will hold four events during Human Rights Week.
Human Rights Week 2022 Coexistence ~Let’s go together~
Date and Time: December 4 (Sun) to December 10 (Saturday), 2022
Target audience: University staff, general public (some programs require advance reservations)
Organizer: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies/Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies Human Rights Committee
Co-organizer: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies/Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies Health Support Center
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Library
December 5 (Mon) 17:30-19:30
Empathy and Diversity Training Learned from Para-Athletes
Chare tomorrow! Academy[Capacity 30 people: Pre-registration required]
Venue: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Building No. 9, 7th Floor, International Hall
Lecturer: Ms. Eri Yamamoto (Active para powerlifter)
An active para powerlifter aiming for the Paris Paralympics. She is the Japanese record holder in the women’s 55kg class. She is a wheelchair user due to congenital spina bifida. She is popular for her lectures in which everyone positively and energetically advances by turning the disability she learned from studying abroad in Canada into a strength.
December 6 (Tue) 18:00-19:30
Challenge! Unispo[Capacity 20 people: Advance application required]
Venue: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Martial Arts Gymnasium
Lecturer: Ms. Sachiko Kuga (Associate Professor)
*Universal sports experience will be held. (Scheduled events: scutball, flocker, sound table tennis)
If you would like to participate, please bring comfortable clothes and indoor shoes.
*If you would like to participate on 12/5 and 12/6, please apply using the application form below.
[Application deadline: Wednesday, November 30]
December 7th (Water) 12:45～13:45
Book Talk “Coexistence: Racial Issues, International Conflicts, and Peace”[No prior application required]
Venue: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Building No. 4, 1st floor grand staircase
Guest Speaker: Mr. Katsuya Soda
Kyoto Sanjo Radio Cafe “Refugees Now! ” Representative and author of “In an age when anyone can become a refugee”.
December 8 (Thursday) 18:00-20:00
Tickets to “REAL YOU” ~Tickets to become your true self~
Gospel concert by Japan’s leading gospel singer “Hanna Bunya” &
Talk show on human rights[No pre-registration required]
Venue: Morita Memorial Hall, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Performance: Hanna Bunya (gospel singer)
Born in Osaka in 1970. He graduated from Morehead College. After working at the Embassy of Pakistan, he graduated from the George Washington Graduate School. He is working to convey love and peace through Japan-US friendship concerts at Carnegie Hall and nationwide tours in Switzerland.