It is becoming increasingly recognised that history is not solely about the past but is about the present. With this ethos in mind, each year in January, with the funding of De Montfort university, we celebrated Freedom Day! Freedom day seeks to ensure that the future generation get to understand their history. Our examination of freedom included freedom from discrimination, freedom of speech, personal freedoms and continuing struggles towards freedom.
In previous years we have sought to express the conversation of the various aspects of Freedom through live events including marches, workshops and presentations.
Kainé and De Montfort university have been working in partnership to develop educational programmes and events to benefit young people in Leicester. This has culminated into the Freedom Day event, which provides a taste of university
life to Year 9 and 10 students as well as supporting them in the field of work and careers advice for young people.
If you are a school/college and are seeking to your pupils in attending this event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the links below to watch for your enjoyment. These include our most recent Freedom day which was streamed online due to COVID. and further resources.
Freedom Day Question Time
Members of the Kainé Youth Collective and college students discuss various aspects of Freedom. What does Freedom mean to you? Can we have too much freedom? What are the benefits and problems brought by freedom of speech?
Freedom Day: The Main Event
Our special guests tell us how they are working towards freedom. Contributions from Cllr Sue Hunter, Dr Lisa Palmer and Sherilyn Pereira.
Freedom Day Arts Showcase
Kainé presents an event of fantastic performances across spoken word and music, all around the theme of Freedom. Plus our host Eugenie Burton chats live with Ivana Wong in Trinidad and Tobago, Samira Otung in London and Dulzo and Khaleem the Speaker here in Leicester about their take on Freedom.
You can also enjoy our Freedom Playlist and watch the recording of Coventry College performing arts students singing Freedom Is Coming.