BOOK NOW for our offsite workshop: Museums, human rights and climate activism

5 September 2019, 10.00-13.00

Soka Gakkai Kyoto International Culture Center

For our offsite meeting, FIHRM will continue to consider the wider ICOM conference topic of museums and cultural hubs and the role they can play in society. In this interactive workshop we will talk about how museums can respond to the calls for action for environmental change in the effort to promote and protect human rights. We will consider the role museums can play in joining the growing calls for action to address the global climate emergency. Together we want to consider how museums can contribute to campaigning for climate change and what a call to action from museums might look like.

Group discussion and activity – come along and be prepared to join a lively discussion!

Visit the exhibition Transforming Lives: the Power of Human Rights Education

Optional excursion
After the workshop there will be an optional excursion to the famous Bamboo Groves. Participants cover their own costs.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! Places are limited.
Please confirm your place by 31 July 2019 by email to

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Thank you to the Soka Gakkai Kyoto International Cultural Center for their generous support. 

About the centre:
Located in front of the World Heritage Site Nijo-jo Castle, the Kyoto International Culture Center is used by Soka Gakkai members as a place to meet and deepen their faith to make positive changes in their lives and their society. The center also hosts various events for raising awareness and stimulating dialogue on shared issues facing humankind. These events include creating and showing of exhibitions that focus on nuclear abolition, human rights education, sustainable development, and humanitarian challenges.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI) general introduction
SGI’s focus areas