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Stand-Up for Social Change: Comedy and Human Rights
Join the Fund for Global Human Rights for an hour-long conversation with human rights experts and comedians on the role that comedy can play in furthering equality and justice.

The discussion will also take an inside look at how, in India, comedians are using stand up to amplify marginalized voices, reach new audiences, and build broader public support for human rights.

This online conversation features:

Vinayak Pawar (moderator), Fund for Global Human Rights
Caty Borum Chatoo, Center for Media & Social Impact
Ankur Tangade, comedian
Neha Thombre, comedian

This panel is part of the Fund for Global Human Rights’ Arts & Activism series exploring how grassroots human rights activists are using film, comedy, poetry, and other arts to build powerful movements and spotlight change makers.

Speaker Bios

Vinayak Pawar is a consultant for the Fund for Global Human Rights in India.

Caty Borum Chatoo is executive director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, based in Washington, DC. She is the author of "A Comedian and Activist Walk Into Bar" and an award-winning documentary producer focused on storytelling and social change.

Ankur Tangade is a comedian and human rights activist based in Mumbai, India. Her stand up often examines gender equality and queer identities.

Neha Thombre is a comedian who tackles gender issues, societal norms, and family relationships. She is based in Nagpur, India.

Oct 19, 2021 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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