Human Rights Documentary RocKabul Film Screening

 

Echoing the 9th Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, HKUSU collaborates with Amnesty International Club @HKU and Amnesty International Hong Kong this year in organising a movie screening session on campus. In times of turmoil in which freedoms of speech and expression in Hong Kong are deteriorating, we hoped that it could provide more insights into human right issues.
Details of film screening are as follows:
Film: RocKabul
Director: Travis Beard
Co-organisers: Amnesty International Hong Kong, Amnesty International Club @HKU, The Current Affairs Committee, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council
Date: 17/10/2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15-9:45pm
Venue: CPD-LG.18, LG/F, Centennial Campus, HKU
Running Time: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Language: English, Dari, Pashtun & French | English subtitles & Chinese accessible captions

There will be a post-screening discussion.

Synopsis:

“When you listen to music, your ears will make a flame.” – A Taliban Judge.

With a passion for music, a group of young people in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, are risking their lives to form the first heavy metal band in Afghanistan in a secret garage. As the Taliban regarded music as Satan’s dance music, the music-loving young men are facing both the thirst for freedom and the threat of death. They liberate the suppressed people through music, but at the same time are worried about their own safety. As a group of young people who love music for its own sake, what is their identity? Is music something worth betting their lives on? Leaving or staying is the proposition they have to face…

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at hkusmnesty@gmail.com or contact Jordan Pang, the Acting Chairperson, The Current Affairs Committee, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union Council (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

HKUers’ Schedule for Striking

 

Students are encouraged to participate in the events stated and to initiate any other kind of activities. Please keep yourself updated to our page for more information.

25th September (Wednesday)
1. Training Programs
Time/ Venue: To be Confirmed
Quota: 12
Sign-up: Please fill in the Google Form below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Wh2vill4koYeRU2U6pEGJdR2DDTSnLAegfajQUNvhVs/edit

2. “Glory to Hong Kong” Mobile Music Perfomance at HKU

3. “Unity for Democracy – Align With the World” Assemble at HKU

27th September (Friday)
1. HKU Action Day

Public Lectures: International Relations

 

Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU council and University Affairs Committee, HKUSU council will be organising public lectures in response to the aim ‘Boycott Classes, Not Education’ of the Class Boycott Campaign. Professionals from various sectors will be invited for knowledge exchange with fellow students to deepen their understanding of the society and thus ponder its future. The theme of the coming week public lectures would be ‘International Relations‘. The details are as follows (details in the caption are the most updated):

First Session: Grey Areas of Hong Kong Diplomacy
Date: 10th September (Tuesday)
Time: 17:15
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Dr.Simon SHEN Xu-hui
Language: English

Second Session: Full Withdrawal of the Extradition Bill will not assuage Public Outrage: Police Brutality and The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Date: 11th September (Wednesday)
Time: 14:30
Venue: 1/F, Union Building, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Hon Alvin YEUNG Ngok-kiu
Language: Cantonese

Third Session: Hong Kong Under Geoppolitics
Date: 12th September (Thursday)
Time: 15:00
Venue: Convocation Room(MB218), Main Building, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Professor Brian FONG Chi-hang
Language: Cantonese

The public lectures are open to students from secondary schools and the higher institutions. Students are required to show their student identification document before the entry.

On top of the ongoing public lectures, the ‘Occupy University Street’ movement will be held at 12:00 everyday from Monday to Thursday. Please join us with full gear and black bloc. See you there!

Occupy University Street

 

港大人,請肩負時代賦予我們的責任。

Full Gear、Black Bloc為記。
星期一至四,每日十二點,佔領大學街上層。
下午一點,Be Water,自由活動。
學生會將會支持所有同學的自發行動。

不見不散。
光復香港。時代革命。

The Students’ Union of Higher Institutions Boycott Classes Community Action Day | HKU Street Station

 

The Students’ Union of Higher Institutions will be holding a Community Action Day on the 6th September (Friday). All students of higher institutions will be encouraged to set up stations on streets all over different districts in Hong Kong and hold public screening, promoting the ideology on boycotting classes reinforcing our aim of “five demands, not one less.”
Hong Kong Student Union Council Current Affairs Committee and Hong Kong Student Union Council University Affairs Committee will aid in setting up street stations in the area around Kennedy Town to Causeway Bay. In order to achieve the goal of blossoming everywhere, a huge amount of manpower would be needed. We are now recruiting volunteers for the street stations, if interested, please fill in the form below.

Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7EVchj1UfXqCr4Wj_ajx9t2i9GyZQFuEvzxP5tS1AdlJa9Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

We also support students in initiating their own resistance, if any assistance is needed, you are welcomed to contact us for enquiry.

Reports on Hall and Orientation Camp Visits

University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council and Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council have jointly conducted hall and orientation camp visits on Class Boycott during 21st to 31st August. The visit aimed at explaining the objectives and special arrangements of the Class Boycott Campaign. The opinions received and our response are as follows:

Some students have expressed their concern on failing to comply with courses’ requirements, if they have opted to join the campaign.
The Union understands the possible impacts to students’ learning progress due to participation in the Campaign. Discussions are conducted with the University on the special arrangements and support in response to the Campaign, including the possibility of adjusting attendance requirement flexibly, delaying the deadlines on assignments, uploading recorded lectures online, etc. If students would like to know the detailed arrangement of any specific faculty, you may find the latest information from the ten Faculties at https://www.facebook.com/uachkusucouncil/posts/2369825019898872.

Some students have questioned the details and goals of the Campaign. As students of HKU and the future of Hong Kong, we should take it upon ourselves in standing alongside with Hongkongers to resist this totalitarian regime. It is our responsibility to voice out for the injustice in society and call for support for the Anti-Extradition Bill Movement. It is well believed that the Campaign could gather students to join the fight of all HongKongers against this totalitarian regime.

Many of the students have made enquiries on the “Escalated Action” after the two-week-long Class Boycott Campaign. The Student Unions of Higher Institutions in Hong Kong have urged the regime to positively respond to the “Five Demands” before 20:00 on 13th of September. Otherwise, the Students’ Unions would take escalated actions in order to further put pressure on the government. The details of the follow-up action would be confirmed and announced soon on this Facebook page.

The Union hereby express her gratitude to all sub-organizations who participated in the “Sub-Organization Visit” Campaign . Should you have any enquiries regarding the campaign, please feel free to inbox our page.

Public Lectures: The Evolution of Hong Kong Protest: From Occupy Central to Anti-Extradition Bill Movement

 

The Union will be organising public lectures on Tuesday and Thursday in the coming two weeks in response to the aim ‘Boycott Classes, Not Education’ of the Class Boycott Campaign. Professionals from various sectors will be invited for knowledge exchange with fellow students to deepen their understanding of the society and thus ponder its future. The theme of the first week public lectures would be ‘The Evolution of Hong Kong Protest: From Occupy Central to Anti-Extradition Bill Movement‘. The details are as follows:

First Session: The Cultural Politics of Emotion on ’If we burn, you burn with us’: Understanding Key Words in the Umbrella Movement and Anti-Extradition Bill Movement
Date: 3rd September (Tuesday)
Time: 14:30-16:30
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Professor HUI Po-keung
Language: Cantonese

Second Session: Stages of Hong Kong’s Democratic Movement
Date: 3rd September (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Professor Benny TAI Yiu-ting
Language: English

Third Session: Political Philosophy issues arising from the Movement in this summer: The Rule of Law, Legitimate Authority and Political Obligation
Date: 5th September (Thursday)
Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Professor Joseph CHAN Cho-wai
Language: English

The public lectures are open to students from secondary school and higher institutions. Students are required to show their student card for identification before the entry.

Shuttle Buses Service for the class boycott assembly

The Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions will hold the “Students in Unity, Boycott for our city” Assembly on 2 September, 2019, at the University Mall, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Shuttle bus service will be provided for convenience.

Pick-up Locations:
(1) Outside Main Building
(2) Jockey Club Village I
(3) Jockey Club Village II
(4) 6 Sassoon Road

Departing Time of Shuttle Buses: 14:30
Starting Time of the Assembly: 15:30
Volume: 2 Shuttle Buses per location, 60 Seats per Shuttle Bus

Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions call for Class Boycott from 2 September

 

Stepping into the third month of the movement, no proper response was received on the Five Demands of the Hongkongers, more protestors were wrongfully arrested and beaten up, the perished are far from seeing justice served while the regime continues its tyranny. “The way of ultimate wisdom is the comprehension of absolute integrity, genial development of the common people and endless pursuit of the perfection of humanities.” As students, we shoulder the responsibility of defending justice and protecting our city. In face of this calamity, students’ unions of higher institutions call for the participation of all university and secondary school students in a class boycott staring on 2 September to show our persevering determination to this tyrannical regime.

We will organise a class boycott assembly on 2 September, the details are as follows:
Date: 2nd September (Monday)
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: University Mall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

We welcome all university and secondary school students to join the assembly. We shall hold on to our conscience and fight on.

Hall and Orientation Camp Visits

 

Hall and Orientation Camp visits will be conducted by the University Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council and Current Affairs Committee, HKUSU Council. During the friendly visit, we will explain the aims and related arrangements
of class boycott. Schedule for hall visits is as follows:

23/8 University Hall
27/8 Suen Chi Sun Hall
28/8 Morrison Hall
28/8 Simon K.Y. Lee Hall
28/8 Starr Hall
29/8 R.C. Lee Hall
29/8 Swire Hall
30/8 Lee Shau Kee Hall
30/8 University Hall