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地點：The Haberdashery ( 545 Sauchiehall St, GLASGOW G3 7PQ )
24 NOV : 13:30-16:00
25-26 NOV : 10:00-15:00
25 NOV, 10am – 11am
25 NOV, 12nn – 1pm
26 NOV, 12nn – 1pm
26 NOV, 1pm – 2pm
我們是誰？誰是 The Hong Kong Scots？
自 2021 年以來，由於在香港區議會工作的民主派人士所面臨的風險，The Hong Kong Scots 的大多數成員和同事都以尋求庇護的身份在蘇格蘭定居和團聚；並初步組成於 2021 年 11 月，於 2022 年 4 月註冊為社區利益公司，是一群居住在蘇格蘭港人，旨在為香港僑民社群提供支援，讓他們在蘇格蘭有尊嚴地生活並更進一步推廣人權概念至港人僑民社群。
2023 HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL ON THE OPPRESSED IN CHINA AND HONG KONG
UNEARTHING THE OPPRESSED STORIES: UNTHINKABLE TRUTHS
This Human Rights Art Festival in late November, which coincides with the eve of Human Rights Day (6th December), presents through works of artists from around the world, the true plight of the people in Hong Kong and China who struggle to survive under oppressive circumstances.
The Human Rights Art Festival aims to provide a different perspective on scars and the pain endured. It prompts reflections on the preciousness of rights in the face of various human rights violations and humanitarian disasters in China and Hong Kong. It is held in Glasgow (U.K.) and takes place on
Date: 24-26 November 2023 (Friday to Sunday)
Venue: The Haberdashery ( 545 Sauchiehall St, GLASGOW G3 7PQ )
Taiwan Association for International Care of Organ Transplants (TAICOT)
Korean Association for Ethical Organ Transplants (KAEOT)
Stop Medical Genocide (SMG)
Bonham Tree Aid
In addition to the £670 of venue and exhibitors’ travel expenses that have been sponsored for this Human Rights Art Festival, we are working hard to fundraise the remaining £1382 in costs for
i) event insurance;
ii) labour cost of coordinators;
iii) travel allowance for speakers and volunteers.
On each area of the Art Festival, there will be different themes on human rights issues in China and Hong Kong;
History and Memory of Human Rights Abuse and Persecution in Hong Kong will be presented through the news clippings sponsored by Bonham Tree Aid and 3 oils, “White Wash Girl”, “Apple Man” and “National Education”, painted by the Hong Kong duo artists, Lumli Lumlong;
Persecution with organ Harvesting and illegal organ transplants in China will be unearthed through “Blinded Boy” painted by Lumli Lumlong and tens of awarded posters of “Posters Award 2020 on Stop Forced Live Organ Harvesting in China”;
The Threats of Peking’s Global Interference will be made known through some sharing sessions, the oils “Hidden Agenda” and “Brainwash Girl”.
On each day there will be different activities, included:
25 NOV 12nn
Here is the background and the origin of co-organising this art festival:
Early this year (2023), Hong Kong citizens were spreading a trend of cancelling registrations of organ donations, due to there were widespread rumours of establishing a mechanism for organ exchange between China and Hong Kong. A pro-Peking politician advocated for a ‘default registration system for organ donors from Hong Kong’, and the Hong Kong Police used the ‘National Security Law’ to intimidate Hong Kong citizens, aiming to obstacle the trend of cancelling registrations. Those highlighted the opacity of the organ donation registry in Hong Kong. The escalating human rights situation in Hong Kong serves as a stark reminder of the human rights violations perpetrated by the Peking regime.
Under the rule of the Peking regime in China, there are reports of organ trafficking, dubious sources of organ donations, and forced organ harvesting from dissidents. It has come to light that countries have also experienced significant instances of organ trafficking from China. This allows individuals to obtain organs through comprehensive services in China easily. These organs may potentially come from persecuted groups such as Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, activists, and unfairly detained university students.
This late November, on the eve of Human Rights Day, we will present, through works of artists from around the world, the true plight of the people in Hong Kong and throughout China who struggle to survive under oppressive circumstances.
The Art Festival aims to provide a different perspective on scars and the pain endured. Prompts reflections on the preciousness of rights in the face of various human rights violations and humanitarian disasters in China and Hong Kong.
Who are The Hong Kong Scots?
Originally formed in November 2021, and registered as a community interest company in April 2022, The Hong Kong Scots is a group of Hong Kongers living in Scotland to work for the Hong Kong diaspora community in Scotland to adobe with dignity and to be aware of human rights.
Since 2021, most of the members and associates of The Hong Kong Scots have been based and reunited in Scotland as people seeking asylum due to the risk to the pro-democrat Hong Kongers working in the Hong Kong District Council. Besides the Human Rights Art Festival, The Hong Kong Scots organise a wide variety of activities, such as
the June Vigil on the Hong Kong Protests and the Tiananmen Massacre,
Festival of Hong Kong Workshops,
Reviews on Human Rights Matters of Hong Kongers
and integration support for Hong Kongers and Hong Kongers seeking asylum.
Our vision is for contemporary Hong Kong human rights matters to be understood not only from the framework of the powers in Peking and London but also from the perspective of the civil society of Hong Kongers, especially those living in Scotland. For more details, please visit our Website
Note: Any extra money raised via this fundraiser will be used to fund future support of the Hong Kong diaspora community in Scotland.