|Stephen Pittam (left), Chair of York: Human Rights City, the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor (centre) and Councillor Thomas Rajakovics (right) from Graz, Austria hold the York Human Rights City Declaration|
On 24 April 2017 the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor, signed a declaration making York the United Kingdom's first Human Rights City.
Heidi Chan from the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York will talk about York's being a Human Rights City when she is the guest speaker at our monthly meeting this month at the usual venue - the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL. It takes place on Tuesday 12 September, starts at 7 p.m. with Heidi's talk followed by questions and answers and then continues (from 8 p.m.) with our group's regular business. All are welcome to attend and, if they like, to leave after Heidi's talk.
Short Story Writing Competition
We already received the first entry to our short story writing competition - but it is open for submissions for another three months. Full details are here.