Human Rights Documentary FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE Film Screening

 

FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE Film Screening

Echoing the 8th 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. We hoped that it could provide more insights into the human right issues.

Details of film screening are as follows:

Date: 26/10/2018 (Friday)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: CBA, G/F, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU
Running Time: 79 minutes
Fee: Free
Language: English (English and Chinese subtitles)
**The film to be screened in the event is rated as IIA and not suitable for children.**

The post-screening discussion will be conducted in English.

Synopsis:

Freedom of speech is seen to be at grave risk in Hong Kong. It is not uncommon to protests emerge against the diminishing press freedom, or the ban on political parties. What are the greatest threats to it in our current society, and does the West take this freedom for granted? Tarquin Ramsay unravels these questions in this ambitious documentary film, which started at the age of 15, through interviewing high school students of his age, CIA whistleblowers, English actor Jude Law, editor of WikiLeaks Assange, Belarus cultural workers, British journalist Sarah Harrison who once assisted Snowden in his whistle-blowing campaign, C-BASE, media artist and free-speech activist Diani Barreto, and his 11-year-old daughter. Through their words, the documentary Free Speech Fear Free witnesses their courage and unflinching efforts in defending our freedom of speech enshrined in Human Rights

“Our ability to communicate is important because from it derives everything that we think about as civilized in a civilization, every law, every regulation, every constitution and in fact every other right derives from the practice of communicating with each other.”

Julian Assange, in Free Speech Fear Free.

This film was the DOCUTAH Raven winner for Best Foreign Film.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/182409230

Post-screening discussants:

Ms. Lamia Sreya, the President of Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lamia is currently a year 4 undergraduate student at the University of Hong Kong pursuing a double major in American Studies and Criminology. Having grown up as an ethnic minority here due to her Bangladeshi roots, Lamia has experienced the diverse yet exclusionary duality of Hong Kong and wishes to work towards greater social integration of these communities.

She has organised and assisted in campaigns for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and anti-police brutality campaigns when she was the General Secretary of the Amnesty International Club at HKU, which is affiliated with Amnesty International Hong Kong.
As of now, Lamia is the President of the Equal Opportunities Student Ambassador Club at the University of Hong Kong. Her role focuses on providing equal opportunities to all students in HKU by mobilising the support of external organisations to offer and engage in more voluntary services.

Mr. Davin Wong, the President of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, session 2018
Davin Wong is the President of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union, session 2018. Prior to his presidentship, he was a popularly elected Union Councillor and a member of the Current Affairs Committee in the Union Council. Mr Wong is currently a Year 3 LLB student.

Ms. Charlotte Wong, member from the Seeing Politics
Ms. Charlotte Wong, representative of Seeing Politics, is a year four student who as well has greatly engaged in social participation. She has served a social research scheme on social housing and has completed an internship at several NGOs. She is currently helping out in Asia Monitor Resource Centre, a renowned NGO fighting labour rights in Asia.

Seeing politics is a Facebook page created by a group of Government and Public Administration students from CUHK. With jail costumes, the members spoke for the political prisoners in the July 1 March. They are also active participants in social movements. Other than that, Seeing Politics also produced variegated posts relating to political issues. It also features several social incidents to explain related political concepts, such as the moral theory behind ticket scalping of Dayo Wong’s stand-up comedy show, and political philosophy concepts entailed in the ‘contract’ of sponsored chicken wings broken by the HKUST student. Rather than ‘enlightening’ the public, Seeing Politics is always happier to share what they have learnt and exchange views with the mass, hoping to connect ‘politics’ and ‘daily lives’, eventually to raise people’s interest in politics.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at hkusmnesty@gmail.com or contact PANG Ka Ho, the Vice-President (External) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com).

Affiliation Consultation Session

 

HKUSU is running a consultation session service which provides 1-to-1 consultation on issues related to affiliation to the Union. The aim of the consultation session is two-fold: 1) to promote and enhance Full Members’ understanding of the Affiliation Regulation, and 2) to assist student bodies in HKU in their affiliation to the Union.

Period: till 1 December 2018
Session Duration: 30 mins
Eligibility: 1) office-bearer(s) of student bodies in the University of Hong Kong; or 2) Full Member(s) with an interest in developing new student bodies.

Please fill in the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/FBkzuLGa6VmS2nDh2, and the date and time of the consultation will be confirmed through email shortly.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Mr Davin Wong, President, via supresid@hku.hk.

Recruitment of stalls at HKU Marketplace

 

The Hong Kong University Students‘ Union is going to co-organise HKU Marketplace andSocial Sciences Festival with Social Sciences Society HKUSU. We are now recruiting students to set up stalls at the marketplace to sell handmade souvenirs and gadgets. Interested students may fill up this application form and we will further contact you about the details of the function. Deadline for application will be 17 October. HKU Marketplace will be held from 22 October to 24 October, from 12:30 to 18:30 at Haking Wong Podium. For enquiries, please feel free to contact Student Welfare Secretary, LIU Ho Fai Franco through email via
susws@connect.hku.hk .

Terms and references of the event can be reached at https://drive.google.com/open?id=16CV6N0RDTWEmBSTyObQTPEvbRMWKGJQk.

Photo Gallery for Umbrella Revolution

 

“Umbrella Revolution” is a series of peaceful protests for “Universal Suffrage”, including occupations in Admiralty, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as Class boycotts in secondary schools and tertiary institutions. The “Revolution” broke out on September 28, 2014, and occupiers were all evicted by the police on December 15. It lasted for 79 days. The “Revolution” may be a political awakening to the younger generation at that time. However, for most of the Hong Kong people, the “Umbrella Revolution” marks the failure of pursuing democracy for 30 years. What does the umbrella revolution mean to you?

It has been four years since the “Revolution” broke out. In light of this, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union organized a photo exhibition. It is hoped that the scenes of “Umbrella Revolution” can be presented to Hong Kong people again. We would like to thank “90s Photo”, Mr Jimmy Lam and Mr Benson Tsang for providing us with the photos.

Details of the exhibition are as follows:

Period of the exhibition:
2nd October to 12th October
Venue: Outside Union Office

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Owen Leung, General Secretary via owenleung.asterism@gmail.com.

Mega Sale 2018

 

The Students’ Union will organise Mega Sale 2018 this week. Students can purchase different products including electronic gadgets, bags and clothing items at discounted prices. Banking services, application for driving courses and magazine subscription services are also available. Details are as follows:

Date: 2-5 October 2018
Time: 09:00 – 19:00
Venue: Union Goyer, G/F, Union Building

For enquiries, please contact LIU Ho Fai Franco, Student Welfare Secretary via susws@hku.hk.

HKUSU Inauguration Ceremony 2018

 

Dear members,

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) has just gone through another successful year with keen participation from our fellow members. The Inauguration Ceremony 2018 is an official ceremony which marks a bright new beginning of the 105th year of HKUSU. We cordially invite you to the Inauguration Ceremony 2018 to witness the precious moment.

The details of the Inauguration Ceremony 2018 are listed as follows:

Date: 27th September, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Cocktail reception starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: The Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Dress code: Business Attire (Green gown will be provided)

The Inauguration Ceremony 2018 will also feature a performance by the Union Choir, HKUSU and the Union Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSU.

If you are interested in attending the ceremony, please fill in the application form at
https://goo.gl/forms/bSXanNsC0IjCHKHk1

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Jordan Pang, Vice-President (External) via jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com or send a message to our Facebook inbox.

Warm Regards,
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union

Teaching Feedback Award (TFA)

 

This is the first student-led teaching award in hopes of complimenting teachers who provided excellent feedback to students and encouraging cohesive communication between teachers and students.

Aims and Objectives:
To highlight and celebrate excellence in the provision of feedback by teachers to HKU students on their academic progress and performance.

Nomination method:
Individual students and groups of students enrolled in a course can nominate any of their teachers by filling in the nomination form. They should then return the form to the Union Office. You can either download the form viagoo.gl/wmoxHg or retrieve it at the Union Office.

Judging and selection process:
Nominations for each HKU Faculty will be considered by the HKUSU faculty society and academic society or association linked to the Faculty concerned. There will be 3 representatives from relevant societies or associations and 1 representative from HKUSU, selecting up to 3 nominations. Thereafter, a Central Selection Panel shall identify the single best nomination in each of the ten HKU Faculties.

Start of nomination: 17 September 2018
End of nomination: 17 October 2018

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Daniel Lei, University Affairs Secretary via suuas1@hku.hk.

MTR Student Travel Scheme Application Form (2018/2019)

 

MTR Student Travel Scheme now accepts applications for the new academic year. Students can now obtain the application form at the Union Office, your respective faculty office, CEDARS Office or halls. Your student status shall be continued or activated after the form is filled, stamped by your respective faculty and dropped into the ‘MTR Student Travel Scheme form collection box’ at any MTR station* on or before 14 October 2018. If you are applying for a personalised octopus with “student status”, or handing in the form after 14 October 2018, please submit your form at any MTR Customer Service Centre*. Students have to pay the adult fee if they fail to update their Octopus before 1 November 2018.

Note: Student status shall be renewed every year.

*Except for Airport Express stations, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Racecourse, Disneyland Resort, Sunny Bay, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung and South Horizons stations

Documentary Screening: Lost in the Fumes

 

During May 2018, a number of defendants in the Mong Kok protest were convicted, including Hong Kong University alumnus Edward Leung. Together with Ashley Hui, there have been students or alumni of HKU who were sentenced to jail as they fight for justice. After graduating from HKU, students may be involved in different industries. Also a graduate of the University of Hong Kong, Edward lost job opportunities, lost his precious freedom, lost his life with his loved ones, in return of six years in prison. While the media have shaped Edward Leung as a “rioter” , and mainstream cinemas have refused to broadcast this documentary, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will co-operate with Ying E Chi to hold “Film Screening: Lost in the Fumes”, which provides an opportunity to know more about Edward Leung behind the spotlight.

Date: 19th September, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, 5/F, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Co-organiser: Ying E Chi Cinema
Duration: 97 minutes
Speaking language: Cantonese
Subtitle: Chinese and English
Price: $80 (General Public) / $70 (HKUSU member)
Guest: Nora Lam (Director of Lost in the Fumes)

The ticket selling will be open to the public. Yet, HKUSU members will be prioritised.
Ticket will be sold on first-come-first-serve basis. The details are as follows:

**Online registration is required:https://goo.gl/forms/hZXouanJamDtbWPJ3

Ticket selling will be divided into two periods;
– First period (7/9-14/9): only open to HKUSU members
– Second period (15/9-18/9): open to public
– Please go to Union Office in person if you wish to buy the ticket (Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9:30am-5:45pm)
– Only cash payment is accepted
– Each person can only buy ONE ticket
– Free seating is adopted
– HKUSU members must show valid HKU student card when buying ticket
– Designated seats convenient for wheelchair users were arranged. If you need it, please tell the Union Staff when buying tickets
– Ticket sold is non-refundable and non-exchangeable

Remarks:
– Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited indoors
– No recording is allowed
– Transferral of member priced tickets to non-hku students is prohibited
– Clear indication of your HKU Student ID card is needed upon admission
– Administrative officers have the right to deny late entries, as well as the right to decide the entry time and method

For any enquiries, please feel free to come to Union Office, or contact Pang Ka Ho,
Vice-president (External) (email: jordanpang.asterism@gmail.com), or send a message to our Facebook page.

Synopsis:

Edward Leung was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. While winning over 60,000 votes in the By-election would have guaranteed Edward a seat in the next round, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. Having once claimed that ‘be it crawling or creeping in, I will become a councillor, he can now only take the sidelines and put the backup Baggio Leung into the race.

On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces three counts of rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest. Once an eloquent rising star in politics, now he may as well be a doomed prisoner. As the oath-taking controversy and the disqualification saga unfold, Edward retreats from the spotlight and decides to leave for further study in the United States while chaos continues to reign over Hong Kong politics.

Commemoration of Hong Kong Liberation Day

 

During the Second World War, as Hong Kong suffered from Japan’s aggression, The British Army, The Canadian Army, The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) and The Hong Kong Chinese Regiment strove against the Japanese army vigorously for 18 days. Eventually, Hong Kong was captured. Yet, the spirit of the Martyrs who sternly defended against the attack surely deserves recognition and respect. It can also be seen that peace and prosperity in Hong Kong are hard to come by.

At the 73rd Liberation, in memory of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend our homeland, The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will commemorate and offer flowers. We welcome all students to join us. The event was changed to 2 Sept, the coming Sunday, due to unstable weather on 30th August. Students are also encouraged to take their initiatives to mourn at the Memorial Park if you are not able to attend at the designated time.

The details are as follows:

Date:2nd September (Sunday)
Time:13:00
Venue:Memorial Shrine, Memorial Garden, Hong Kong City Hall