We’ve all felt strongly about the issue. So now, it’s time to show up and be counted. Especially, if you are in Chennai.
With incidents of moral policing and attacks on freedom of speech and expression on the rise, there is a need to create awareness among the general public about the fundamental rights of provided by the constitution.
The civil society is getting increasingly polarised. There are those who believe that there is a need to regulate what people wear, what they talk and what they do in people. And there are those who believe that freedom is the quintessential trait of any democracy.
Till these differences are bridged, incidents of policing, infringement on civil rights and invasion of privacy will continue. The idea of a forum for a saner Chennai is to build bridges between the two extremes.
This campaign for saner Chennai convened by Dr.Vijay Nagaswami and Advocate P.V.S. Giridhar looks at involving different segments of the society to play an active role in celebrating freedom of speech and expression.
The first in the series will be a panel discussion to be held in association with Unwind Centre. Panelists Dr.Vijay Nagaswami, advocate Giridhar, theatre personality Mangai and activist Dr. Kanimozhi will discuss the impact of moral policing on the civil society and interact with the youth to formulate an action plan for the celebration of freedom.
The panel discussion will be held on November 18, Friday, at 8 p.m., as a part of this week’s Live 1o1 series at the Unwind Centre, Nelson Manickam Road.
There will also be a band from MCC jamming on the theme of freedom.
Donor Passes in aid of the Acts of Mercy projects of Unwind Centre are priced at Rs.50.
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