News and Event
Event Date: Oct 28, 2016 - Dec 9, 2016
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The topic of this week's meeting is: Being Gay at HKU: Conversations on LGBT Identities in Hong Kong Higher Education
Location: Room 532, 5/F, The Jockey Club Tower
Date & Time: Friday, November 04, 2016 (12:00 - 14:00)
Description: What is it like to be gay at HKU? How does one experience their gender and sexual identity as a student, a researcher and/or an instructor? Are there commonalities of experiences shared between gay, lesbian or bisexual-identified individuals at this university? What about the experiences of those who identify as transgender or genderqueer? How do we continue to nurture and advocate for an inclusive university environment that does not simply 'tolerate' gender and sexual diversities, but affirms, accepts, welcomes and expects them? This informal discussion will begin with a personal sharing by Andrew Hoang, and lead into an informal chat/discussion among willing attendees about their own experiences, and/or the experiences of others that they know.
About the speaker: Andrew Hoang is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Andrew is a Senior Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador and Swire Scholar. He co-teaches and acts as a tutor for the common core course 'CCHU9011: Social Divisions in Contemporary Societies'. His dissertation work explores possibilities for school-based social justice services in Hong Kong, and international perspectives on the dialectic of societal and educational equity.