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  1. Photo by Stephen Fung, @TheFallingStar. #UBC Goddess of Democracy has an umbrella today. Retrieved from Posted October 1, 2014; accessed November 4, 2014.

Panel Discussion on the Umbrella Revolution

PAST: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2-3:30 pm

All are welcome, admission is free.

Please join us at the Belkin Art Gallery in conversation with UBC professors Hedy Law (School of Music), Michelle LeBaron (Faculty of Law) and Henry Yu (Department of History) to better understand recent protests in the streets of Hong Kong. What contexts inform this pro-democracy activism? How might we make sense of our relationship to the demonstrations and its resonance here on campus and in Vancouver?

Hedy Law, a musicologist who has been paying close attention to uses of music in the Umbrella Movement, will discuss music and the politicization of space in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. She will explain how music helps form and sustain a sense of community. Michelle LeBaron researches and teaches on cross-cultural conflict, and will speak on the historical and worldview dynamics of the protests in Hong Kong. She will also pose questions about creative ways to address the conflicts. Henry Yu, Vancouver Project Leader for the Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents Project, will speak about the historical contexts for the protests in Hong Kong and the connections between Hong Kong and Vancouver.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689