Come and hear from one of Hong Kong’s leading democracy protesters about what’s been happening and likely to happen in the protest movement.
Bonnie Leung is the outgoing vice-Convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front and a District Councillor. The CHRF organised all the multi-million person marches in Hong Kong. She is in Australia to participate in a global gathering of city activists at Sydney University, and we are lucky to have her in Melbourne for one night only!
Bonnie will tell the story of how the Hong Kong protest movement grew, the different elements of the movement, how they organise online and offline, and how it’s changed over four months. She will also explain the escalating crackdown and now state of emergency, and how international support is needed more than ever.
She will be joined by Amanda Tattersall from ChangeMakers Podcast and University of Sydney. Amanda has been to Hong Kong reporting on the movement. She will explain some of the deeper history to the movement and explore what lessons from Hong Kong can be adapted by progressive campaigners in Australia today.
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Carlton, VIC 3053
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