The Human Rights Forum of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival is completing its tenth edition and has established itself as a privileged space for freedom, dialogue and openness. The event returns from June 23 to 24, 2023 to discuss a very topical subject “Identities and belonging”.
At a time when identity debates cross (and sometimes divide) nations, the Human Rights Forum brings together a panel of academics, intellectuals, association actors and artists to tour the question during four round tables followed by a debate with the public, recall the organizers.
Is identity disease universal? What does the history of human movements and migrations tell us? Are there serene and virtuous identity dynamics in the world today? And what do the current tensions in the state of the world and our ways of thinking tell us?
The Human Rights Forum of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival of Essaouira is organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and receives speakers and thinkers from several horizons.
Since its creation in 2012, the Human Rights Forum has been a place for debate and openness. In 10 editions, several major topics have been addressed such as the role of young people in changing societies, the place of women in Africa, the contribution of the diasporas, the strength of culture to counter the culture of violence, culture as a soft power tool, etc.
In all, nearly 200 speakers participated in the 9 previous editions of the forum.
For the 2023 edition, the various sessions will revolve around major questions such as “Identities and affiliations What do history and philosophy tell us? », « Identity tensions, a universal evil? », « Serene identities and fraternal universalism » or even « Individuals, communities and nations: a need for identity? “.
In particular, there will be a question of mistrust vis-à-vis foreigners/immigrants, rejection of the other, migratory dynamics and their lasting effects on societies in the North and South, but also the existing international framework and whether it is sufficient to contain the current crises within societies and between countries.