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Hong Kong Against the Odds
September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDTFree
The Los Angeles Review of Books invites you to join us for an urgent conversation about the ongoing protest movement in Hong Kong, its place on the international stage, and where Hong Kong might go from here. Over the last 18 months, protesters have gathered in world-historic numbers to demonstrate against state violence and what they see as the erosion of their autonomy and civil liberties. Against great odds, and in the face of police brutality, disappearances, a sweeping new National Security Law, the suspension of local elections, and a global pandemic, there doesn’t appear to be a clear end to this movement in sight.
Please join us on Wednesday, September 30th at 5pm (PT) for a discussion with activist Samuel Chu, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Democracy Council and among the first international targets under the new National Security Law; journalist Mary Kay Magistad, former longtime East Asia Correspondent for PRX, founder of NPR’s Beijing bureau, and creator and host of the podcast “On China’s New Silk Road” with the Global Reporting Centre; historian Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine and author, most recently, of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink (2020); and Congresswoman Katie Porter, U.S. Representative of California District 45.