Human Rights and Democracy under Redevelopment


Forum with Documentary Show on Urban Development in Asia

Stories of urban planning, resistance, demolition and re-development have been repeating in our city in the last decade. Such stories are common around the world; especially during the economic recession, governments of Asian countries take infrastructure projects as a way to boost economy. In most of the cases, the poor and the disadvantaged groups are those being sacrificed and marginalized.

Speakers from Korea, Indonesia and Hong Kong who have been involved in the campaigns concerned about urban development will share with us the documentaries gazing at the cases in their countries, their own experience, as well as the involvement of the Church, independent media and artists.

Date    :  6 March 2010 (Sat)
Time   :   2:30-5:30pm
Venue :   St. Francis of Assisi Church (58, Shek Kip Mei Street, Shamshuipo)
Language:  English(Cantonese-English interpretation available)
Documentary Film: People Who Cannot Leave (A Story of People Resisting Redevelopment)
Speaker:Fr. Rha Seong Goo (Priest of Seoul Diocese)
                  Ms. Peon Yeon Shik (Catholic Human Rights Committee, Korea)
                  Ms. Veronica (Human Rights Activist, Indonesia)
                  Ms. Yip Po Lam (JPHK)

Registration & Inquiries:2560-3865

E-mail :
[email protected]

Co-organized by:
Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese (JPHK)
International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA)