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.