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What's on at the UN? Stand-up for Migrants

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Community// Entertainment// Politics // Dec. 17, 2018

Stand-up for migrants is a comedy event, in French and English, at the Victoria Hall this Thursday 20th December. 

 

Stand-Up for Migrants - Top comedians share their perspectives on migration, identity and human rights.

The United Nations Human Rights Office and the city of Geneva, will host a public event in celebration of International Migrants Day, featuring top comedians performing stand-up comedy in French and English on Thursday, 20 December at 8 PM in Geneva’s historic Victoria Hall.

The event, Stand-Up For Migrants, will be opened by Geneva Mayor Sami Kanaan, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations and the United Nations Human Rights Office. It will feature a range of comedians from diverse countries and backgrounds who will discuss issues of migration, identity and human rights and share their experiences through their stand-up comedy sets.

The event will include an episode of the award-winning podcast The Guilty Feminist live from Geneva, co-hosted by US-based comedian Hari Kondabolu, an ongoing partner of the United Nations Human Rights Office’s Stand up for Migrants initiative. Hari Kondabolu was recently recognized by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his “ability to unite people of all backgrounds and belief in laughter while raising awareness about important matters of justice and equality.”

The evening is free and seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

 

 

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