(9/23-9/27, 2015, 3:30pm-7pm)
Reception: 9/24/2015, 4:30pm-7pm
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (The Clemente)
LES Gallery, ground floor 107 Suffolk Street NY, NY 10002
F,J, M or Z trains to Delancey/Essex Street. Main entrance on Suffolk st. (btw Delancey and Rivington)
From China Rights in Action, Feminist Task Force, Asian American Arts Center:
We are thrilled to announce “Aboveground—40 Moments of Transformation”, a photography exhibition of young feminist activism and the struggle for gender equality in China. Co-hosted by China Rights in Action, Feminist Task Force, and Asian American Arts Centre, the opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 24, from 4:30-7 pm. Guest speakers will begin at 5pm.
Feminism calls for freedom from restrictive gender roles and for gender equality in the realization of social, cultural, economic and political rights. “Aboveground—40 Moments of Transformation” documents young Chinese activists’ impressive efforts to combat stigma, discrimination, and violence against women in pursuit of these ideals. These activists use public spaces as their battlefront to gain visibility and spark open dialogue. But, in China’s repressive environment, bringing the fight for gender equality above ground comes at great personal risk. This exhibition frames and explores the determination with which these young feminists are pushing for a China with true gender equality.
In 1995, 189 governments came together in China and adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. These documents were a remarkable milestone, committing to a vision for women and girls of equal rights, freedom, and opportunities in all spheres of society and of lives free from want, fear, and violence. Two decades later, ironically, feminists and lawyers in China who fight for such equal rights are subjected to search, harassment, and even detention. On March 7, 2015, the Chinese government detained five women activists on the eve of International Women’s Rights Day for their efforts to call attention to sexual harassment. The women received an outpouring of support from feminists, women’s groups, human right organizations, and politicians around the world. But dark clouds are still gathering inside China. Although “The Feminist Five” were released after 37 days, it was conditioned on a strict form of bail that limits their movement, associations, and speech, and they are still treated as criminal suspects by Chinese police.
On September 27, UN Women and China are co-hosting a “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” China’s President, Xi Jinping, will give the opening remarks and chair the first part of the meeting at the UN. While this political gesture will be welcomed by some global audiences as a sign of China’s progress, in reality, women’s rights in China will remain in peril as long as those who fight for them face violence and persecution.
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Thomas P. Campbell, Director, Emily K. Rafferty, President
Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer & The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative invite you to attend a private viewing of
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Monday, February 10, 2014
Reception in honor of Lunar New Year
Metropolitan Museum of Art
RSVP required no later than February 5, 2014. Card enclosed or e-mail email@example.com
Please present this invitation, which admits two, at the Museum’s Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and Eighty-second Street, or the Parking Garage Entrance.
With Special Thanks to:
Yvonne Y. F. Chan, Wayne Ho,
Joann Lee, Henry Tang,
Alexander Tsui, and Bonnie Wong
Monday, February 10, 2014
We are passing along information about the following event from Littler, one of the sponsoring firms for this program.
Breakfast Briefing – Friday, October 4, 2013
U.S.-China Employment Law Update:
New Challenges Facing Chinese Businesses in the U.S.
October 4, 2013
Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
Location: The Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
There is no charge for this program
The China General Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend an informative breakfast briefing designed to provide Chinese businesses in the U.S. with important updates on labor and employment laws. An international panel of preeminent legal practitioners from China and the U.S. will share their knowledge and insight about the latest laws and trends affecting Chinese employers with operations in the United States.
Philip M. Berkowitz, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York
Jiang Junlu, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing
Johan Lubbe, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York
Huan Xiong, Associate, Littler Mendelson, New York