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December 10, 2017
100 Years of Tear Gas, Policing with Poison & Its Implications
Secular Hall
December 10, 2017
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Secular Hall
75 Humberstone Gate
Leicester, LE1 1WB United Kingdom
On Human Rights Day 2017, Dr Anna Feigenbaum explores the uses of tear gas and its implications on human rights

The talk is hosted by the Leicester Secular Society in association with the Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Dr Anna Feigenbaum is a Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling in the department of Journalism, English and Communication at Bournemouth University and is the author of "Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WW1 to the Streets of Today" (Verso, 2017). She has also co-edited books that include "Protest camps in international context: Spaces, infrastructures and media of resistance" (Policy Press, 2017) and "Protest Camps" (Zed, 2013).

The Leicester Secular Society is the world's oldest Secular Society. The society hosts a series of public lectures that are free and open to all. Past speakers at these lectures have included George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, Tony Benn and Annie Besant.

The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is now in its fourth consecutive year. The festival runs from December 4 through to December 10. By hosting a series of events that are free and open to all, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights issues at home and abroad as well as draw attention to International Human Rights Day which is celebrated annually, across the world, on December 10.

*See also:
● Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2017, Draft programme http://bit.ly/2xhit3o