One City One Book Hong Kong x Table of Two Cities - THE ARRIVAL: Food & Migration
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About the Event
In collaboration with the Table of Two Cities: Untold stories of refugees in Hong Kong, The Arrival: Food & Migration is a conversation based on Shaun Tan's graphic novel, The Arrival, about the inclusionary (and sometimes exclusionary) aspects of food in migration and the role that food plays in negotiating interactions between migrants and hosts.
Food will be prepared by Table of Two Cities and three speakers from diverse backgrounds will be leading the discussion. Make sure you check out this fantastic event!
A middle age man from Middle East, stocked in Hong Kong on his journey out of fear to safer world. A story teller who shares his thoughts, pain and critics in novels.
Kaze Afritude is from Africa, graduated in Arts and Culture. As an artist stocked here in Hong Kong, one of his passion is to use Arts for Peace, Harmony and awareness.
Cristina Cayat is from Baguio City in the Philippines. She is 44-years-old and has been working in Hong Kong as a domestic worker for almost 24 years. Cristina is also a member of Guhit Kulay – a migrant artists collective in Hong Kong that does water colour painting. She has started her own fashion company Knots and Loops which uses special fabric from her home town in her design.
Dr. Daisy Tam
Daisy Tam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Alongside her academic work, she is also the Board Director of Enrich – a Hong Kong based charity that promotes the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. In both roles, she strives to promote social equality and channels her work to build a fairer more equitable society.
About the organizers:
Table of Two Cities is a community project that was started in late 2016 by a small group of writers, creatives and professionals that wanted to not only raise awareness but give refugees agency to tell their stories in their own words.
我城我書 / One City One Book Hong Kong is a community reading programme initiated by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, which aims to encourage as many people as possible, to read and discuss the same book at around the same time. The one book for 2019 is The Arrival, a wordless graphic novel by the Chinese Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan.