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[Venue Changed] Academic Workshop: Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion

The three-day workshop is co-hosted by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong and Justice Centre Hong Kong (“Justice Centre”). It is sponsored by The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, The Education University of Hong Kong.

The workshop, Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong seeks to draw from international expertise and invigorate regional dialogue to create mutually beneficial discussions on policy-making and advocacy to manage inequality in Hong Kong.

Date:      9 November – 11 November 2019 (Saturday – Monday)
Location: Unit 2B-4, 3/F, Block 1, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Venue changed)

Agenda

Date Time Session Speakers
9 November 2019 (Saturday) 09:30 – 10:45 Opening
  • Professor John Lee Chi-kin, JP, Vice President (Academic) and Provost and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Professor and Head, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Ms Piya Muqit, Executive Director, Justice Centre Hong Kong
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Poverty and housing in Hong Kong
  • Ms Leilani Farha, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context (via pre-recorded video message)
  • Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung, Research Chair Professor of Public Administration, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong and former Secretary for Transport and Housing
  • Mr Kim Lee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, UOW College Hong Kong
  • Dr Edward Chung Yim Yiu, Founder of the Real Estate Development and Building Research & Information Centre
  • Moderator: Dr. Fox Hu Zhiyong, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Business, human rights and equality in Hong Kong
  • Ms Annabelle Baker, Director, Lush Asia Limited
  • Dr Surya Deva, Member, United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights
  • Mr Swadiq Khan, Chairman, Chrisly Café
  • Ms Carol Ng, Chairperson, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
  • Dr Isabella Ng, Co-founder, The Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees
  • Moderator: Ms Lisa Rizzo, Partnerships Manager (Middle East), Justice Centre Hong Kong
10 November 2019 (Sunday) 10:00 – 12:30 Equality, civic participation and the protection of the freedom of expression and assembly in Hong Kong
  • Professor Kerry Kennedy, Professor Emeritus, Advisor (Academic Development), Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Ms Bonnie Leung, former Vice-Convenor, Civil Human Rights Front
  • Ms Pia Oberoi, Senior Advisor on Migration and Human Rights for the Asia Pacific region, based in the Bangkok office of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr Yin-pong Lam, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Journalist Association
  • Moderator: Ms Elizabeth Lui, Assistant Research Officer, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 The complexity of migration, the protection for and enjoyment of human rights by migrants, including refugees and their children
  • Ms Jade Anderson, Head of Research, Justice Centre Hong Kong
  • Professor Joanne Wai Yee Chung, Chair Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Isabella Ng, Assistant Professor and Associate Head (Teaching and Learning), Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Ms Pia Oberoi, Senior Advisor on Migration and Human Rights for the Asia Pacific region, based in the Bangkok office of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Dr Jason Pobjoy, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers; Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
  • An asylum-seeker in Hong Kong (via pre-recorded video message)
  • Moderator: Ms Lisa Rizzo, Partnerships Manager (Middle East), Justice Centre Hong Kong
11 November 2019 (Monday) 10:00 – 12:30 The right to education for non-Chinese speaking and ethnic minority students in Hong Kong
  • Ms Omme Kulsoom Akhtar, student of The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Unison Scholarship awardee
  • Ms Phyllis Cheung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Unison
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur on minority issues
  • Professor Christine Halse, Chair Professor of Intercultural Education and Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Students), Faculty of Education and Human Development, and Chair of the Research Group for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Mr Raymond Ho, Senior Equal Opportunities Officer (Ethnic Minorities Unit), Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Ms Shalini Mahtani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Zubin Foundation
  • Moderator: Dr Isabella Ng, Assistant Professor and Associate Head (Teaching and Learning), Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS), The Education University of Hong Kong
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 The rule of law from a minority perspective
  • Mr Fernando Cheung, Legislative Council member
  • Mr Ricky Chu, Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Ms Emily Fung, Chosen Power (People First Hong Kong)
  • Moderator: Ms Lisa Rizzo, Partnerships Manager (Middle East), Justice Centre Hong Kong
16:30 -17:00 Closing
  • Professor Stephen Chiu, Associate Dean (International Engagement) of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Science The Education University of Hong Kong

The workshop will be conducted in English. We will try to arrange for interpretation upon request.

Registration is essential: https://forms.gle/Z1ijAYrKHEA41QbG8