‘Resistance is the first step to change.’
Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival
The Face of Resistance
Date and Time: Friday 16 October 2020
Running for duration of festival.
Platform: Virtual Exhibition hosted by Trócaire
Category: Virtual Photographic Exhibition celebrating the courage and determination of those who have taken a stand against big business in support of a safer, cleaner and more just world.
Tickets: Open to the public.
Booking: Link to Virtual Exhibition available on Opening Day of Festival Friday 16 October 2020
Artists and Guest Speakers: See below
Across the world women and men are challenging the activities of big business – activities which often destroy lives, damage the environment and violate human rights. The Face of Resistance is a photographic exhibition by Trócaire, celebrating the courage and determination of those who have taken a stand against big business in support of a safer, cleaner and more just world.
Our planet’s natural resources are in high demand. Some large corporations are making huge profits from the exploitation of land, water, forests and minerals. The race for natural resources has put millions of people at risk of abuse.
Those who peacefully resist this abuse are under attack. They are beaten, intimidated and even murdered. In 2018, 247 people were murdered for defending their land and human rights against corporate interests. This exhibition features portraits of some of the brave women and men whom Trócaire works with both overseas and here in Ireland, who are resisting big business in defence of their communities.
Closer to home, people are also standing up to protect their communities from unjust business activities. From people who are challenging the power of the polluting fossil fuel industry to those taking legal action against corporate abuse, people in Ireland and Northern Ireland are taking a stand in support of a fairer and safer world.
This exhibition is part of Trócaire’s Making a Killing campaign which is calling for an international Treaty on Business and Human Rights to help protect communities from such abuse.
Visit trocaire.org/business-and-human-rights for more information and to take action on this campaign.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition.