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In Hong Kong, ethnic minorities are identified as new immigrants from Mainland China, South and Southeast Asians. Based on the 2016 Population By-census, they compose about 8% of the overall population in Hong Kong. While there are initiatives to improve upward social mobility of this community, language barriers, cultural differences, and power imbalances mean that racial discrimination is still prevalent in Hong Kong.


According to "Report of the survey on Ethnic Minorities and asylum seekers in seeking private accommodation Rentals" published by the Hong Kong Refugee Ministry Group and Hong Kong Unison in 2018, ethnic minorities face difficulties because of their race. The report also notes that the local Chinese people are "unwelcoming" towards ethnic minorities, citing an "outright refusal to rent and talk [to ethnic minorities unless they spoke] Chinese."


Salary statistics suggest more severe discrimination. The median monthly income of Hong Kong population in 2011 was HKD 3,600, which was much lower than the average amount of HKD 11,000, based on the Population By-census. Besides, the report assumed that almost one-fifth of ethnic minorities lived under the poverty line in Hong Kong. This assumption suggests the fundamental stereotypes, prejudices, and structural inequalities rooted in our society.


Since the pandemic outbreak in 2020, ethnic minorities have faced more challenges than before. It is time for us to discuss and review the situations and solutions for empowerment.


Community Shaper 2030: Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity Online Forum aims to review the current solutions for equal opportunities among ethnic minorities, and to inspire new solutions in order to reach No. 10 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, "Reduce Inequality".

Feb 5, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)

Objectives

  • To raise awareness and discussion of equal opportunities in the Race Discrimination Ordinance among talents and the public in Hong Kong;
  • To identify the needs of staying and living in Hong Kong among different ethnic groups;
  • To inspire critical thinking of the SDG No. 10 based on the circumstances in Hong Kong;
  • To encourage youth and the public to enhance connections between different ethnic groups in Hong Kong, and to strengthen their confidence and empathy for cultural communication.

Speakers

  • Ricky Chu Man-kin, IDS (Chairperson at Equal Opportunities Commission)

    Ricky Chu Man-kin, IDS

    Chairperson at Equal Opportunities Commission

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  • Johnathan Ho Kai-Ming, JP (Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare at Labour and Welfare Bureau)

    Johnathan Ho Kai-Ming, JP

    Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare at Labour and Welfare Bureau

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  • Jonathan Lai (Chairman at China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association)

    Jonathan Lai

    Chairman at China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association

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  • Kwok-Ho Leung (Principal at CUHK F.A.A. Thomas Cheung Secondary School)

    Kwok-Ho Leung

    Principal at CUHK F.A.A. Thomas Cheung Secondary School

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  • Nelson Yip, MH (CEO of China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association)

    Nelson Yip, MH

    CEO of China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association

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  • Alexandra Lo (Above Challenge)

    Alexandra Lo

    Above Challenge

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  • Tiffany Qiao (UPOWER)

    Tiffany Qiao

    UPOWER

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  • Brigitte Menye Eto (Heart to Hear)

    Brigitte Menye Eto

    Heart to Hear

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  • Lianna Yuen (Heart to Hear)

    Lianna Yuen

    Heart to Hear

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Agenda

  • 2 PM - 2:30 PMRegistration
    2:30 PM - 2:50 PMOpening and welcoming speech

    Jonathan Lai

    Chairman at China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association

    2:50 PM - 3:10 PMKeynote speech

    Ricky Chu Man-kin, IDS

    Chairperson at Equal Opportunities Commission

    3:10 PM - 3:30 PMKeynote speech

    Johnathan Ho Kai-Ming, JP

    Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare at Labour and Welfare Bureau

    3:30 PM - 3:50 PMKeynote Speech

    Kwok-Ho Leung

    Principal at CUHK F.A.A. Thomas Cheung Secondary School

    3:50 PM - 4:50 PMProject Showcase & Panel Discussion
    Project Showcase:
    1) Above Challenge
    2) Upower Co. Ltd.
    3) Heart to Hear

    Nelson Yip, MH

    CEO of China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association

    Alexandra Lo

    Above Challenge

    Tiffany Qiao

    UPOWER

    Brigitte Menye Eto

    Heart to Hear

    Lianna Yuen

    Heart to Hear

Tickets

Individual Ticket
HKD 100
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