Right Before Our Eyes: Dissent, Democracy, and Creative Resistance in Hong Kong
- October 27, 2020
- 10:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT
- Online Platform: WeBEX
Since the passing of the National Security Law on July 1, 2020, the world has been witnessing the 'un-doing and dismantling' of the relatively high autonomy of Hong Kong. This session situates the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests as part of the global movement against tyranny and dictatorship. People in Hong Kong have stood up against a powerful authoritarian regime to safeguard the core values of democracy, freedom of expression and the rule of law. It is now incumbent upon members of the international community to take meaningful actions and to extend our full support. We will discuss the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement touching on its impact and interrelationship with Canadian and other movements for democracy. The event explores the movement as a form of creative resistance, as well as an expression of freedom.
RU Stand with Hong Kong
Ryerson Stands With Hong Kong is a student support group at Ryerson University that seeks to raise awareness about the democracy movement in Hong Kong and the CCP's oppression around the globe. Some of their work in the past includes: fundraising to support Canadian advocacy work and Hong Kong protesters, delivering presentations and tabling to engage in dialogues and share information about the movement in Hong Kong, organizing mental health workshops to support the wellbeing of students who have been impacted by the Hong Kong crisis. A member of the group will speak.
Ontario Universities Hong Kong Awareness Group
ONUHKAG is a student-led group aiming to advocate for academic freedom and human rights, particularly related to Hong Kong and other regions under CCP control. The group seeks to connect pro-Hong Kong movement students across Ontario, Canadian Hong-Kongers, and other diasporic communities in Canada. ONUHKAG’s work primarily involves delivering presentations, webinars, organizing events and rallies in Toronto and advocacy work on campuses. A member of the group will speak.