Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Event on Women's Involvement in the Umbrella Movement

Women Occupying, an event by the HKU School of Humanities, Umbrella Forum #2

The battle for suffrage defined the ‘Suffragettes’ in the so-called ‘first wave’ of the modern feminist movement. As we witness the current debates surrounding election procedures, voting rights, and eligibility to run for and hold office in the HKSAR, revisiting the issue of women’s historical involvement in suffrage movements as well as their current commitment to the political sphere here in Hong Kong can help to illuminate an aspect of Occupy Central that has not received sufficient attention. This panel focuses on women’s involvement in the Umbrella Movement, how their participation has been framed by the media, and the way in which the movement has addressed questions of gender and women’s issues.  A large portion of the time will be devoted to open discussion. PANELISTS include: Gina Marchetti (HKU, Moderator), Katrien Jacobs (CUHK), Leta Hong Fincher (HKUST), Yvonne Leung (HKU Student Union), Mirana Szeto (HKU), Puja Kapai (Director of CCPL), and Fermi Wong (Founder of Hong Kong Unison).  DATE: 27 January 2015, 4pm to 6pm.  VENUE: Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokofulam, HKU.  LANGUAGE: English.  All are welcome.  To view the forum, click below:

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