Monday.COME "The People’s Art and Labor Movement"

Monday.COME "The People’s Art and Labor Movement"



Ms. So graduated in 2000 from the Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and took part in a drama related to the June 4th incident. Three years later, she came into contact with labor unions in the mainland through people’s theatre activities. She joined a Hong Kong organization that is concerned about mainland unions. Over ten years, So has been fighting for labor rights and involving in people’s theatre in the mainland. 

The people’s art is a way to tell the workers’ story and challenge the cultural hegemony. From 2009 onwards, So was on the committee of the Beijing Workers’ Cultural Art Festival for three consecutive years. In 2012, she brought the festival to Hong Kong. In the free society of Hong Kong, it is hard to imagine the last cross-border workers cultural festival was The Workers’ Fun Fair in 2000.

Monday.COME is delighted to have So talk to us about the people’s art and labor movements in Hong Kong and the mainland.

Date: March 3, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: NAH 313
SO Sheung (Chief Executive, Labour Education and Service Network)
Host: QIU Lin Chuan Jack (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Language: Cantonese (Putonghua and English can be used in discussion)
Lunch: HK$10 (The School and GPA Department subsidize the remainder. Lunch is provided for REGISTERED participants only.)

Notes: Monday.COME is open to the staff members and students of the School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong only. It is closed to the press.

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