Challenging Extremism through Awareness

Central Courtyard Projection

On 3 December 2015, FATE organized a projection in the central courtyard on LUMS to take a stand against the apathy prevalent in society. The purpose of this projection was to remind every individual that the lives lost were not just a number, but hopes and futures. FATE stood in solidarity with the victims of terrorist attacks across the globe and tried to bring back the pledge of #NeverForget. It was through a series of questions that were projected in one of the busiest places of LUMS campus and attracted large audience. .

Asma Jahangir Talk
FATE organized a talk with the brilliant Asma Jahangir, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, who visited LUMS and spoke to a houseful audience about the importance of empathy and activism in everyday life. She narrated stories of her struggles as an activist and a lawyer, and underscored the importance of standing up for the truth, no matter how hard it may be. She inspired students by telling them to take pride in their identity as the youth of Pakistan, and to be solution makers, not helpless in the face of adversity.
World Human Rights Day

FATE launched a partnership with Global Zero in Lahore and Karachi, with both organizations taking steps to promote human rights, peace-building, dialogue and a tolerant world. On World Human Rights Day, the two initiatives came together to carry out protests against the ‘Red Button’ in India and Pakistan simultaneously, raising awareness about the dangers and implications of nuclear power. In Pakistan, groups of supporters gathered in locations in Lahore and Karachi to speak about the importance of standing up for human rights and to discuss possible steps civilians could took to take a stand against the red button. Red balloons were released in both cities as a sign of solidarity.