2019/06/29

6/29/2019

全球健保最衛生:普世人權、民族主義與共同體的網羅



Saturday, 29 June 2019 from 17:00-19:00
Brunei Gallery B103, SOAS

講者:葉明叡/Emory University健康政策與管理研究所博士

你知道,台灣的全民健保中的「全民」包括誰嗎?決定誰應該納入健保,背後的理論與決策基礎是什麼呢?這牽涉到公共衛生理論當中,誰屬於「健康共同體」,在健康事務上誰跟誰應該相互扶持、彼此連帶。這場工作坊會先帶大家分別以政府、在台台灣人、在台外國人、海外台灣人等不同角度,來探討「屬於全民」(社會連帶)的「健康保險」(健康共同體)的意義。

常聽到:不准「你們」來用「我們」的健保!你們是外國人、愛滋病患、同性戀者、中國學生、毒癮藥癮者、菸民,還有那些愛吃珍奶雞排又不運動的宅宅,我們全民健保資源有限,怎可浪費在你們這些不配使用的人身上?這是我們常聽到的一些論調。

與此同時,我們(特別是留學生)在海外走跳也很常因身分問題遭遇各種困難,格外能夠體會公民權的重要;在UN機構外面不得其門而入時,更覺國際秩序偽善,甫結束的WHA宣達團,公私部門齊心卯盡全力想讓世界看見,我們是多麼的棒、多值得加入國際衛生社群。

健保的資格、國際組織的資格,這兩者之間有什麼關係?我們為什麼要擁護某一種健保制度?這與我們的民族認同、共同體的命運、地球的自轉、種種的因素,又有何關係?

說到底,「我們」是誰?

6月29日傍晚,想要邀請倫敦的朋友們一起來加深焦慮,陷入共同體的網羅。

6/29/2019

倫敦講臺 Small Talk Festival



倫講新型態活動「Small Talk Festival」
我們邀請在英國生活的台灣朋友/關心台灣的朋友,來分享自己生活當中的觀察、研究與熱情。
希望能夠透過這個天馬行空的活動打開大家聊天的天眼,也打開觀察生活小細節的第三隻眼。
詳細講者與講題介紹即將上線,敬請期待!

Saturday, 29 June 2019 from 12:30-15:30
SOAS University of London

2019/06/22

6/22/2019

倫敦講臺工作坊:獨立媒體撐香港



Saturday, 14:00-17:00, 22 Jun 2019
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London

Independent Media supports Hong Kong

Speaker: Brian Hioe
Panellist: Shu Yan Chan
Venue: Brunei Gallery B102, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 2-5pm Sat, 22nd June 2019

New Bloom editor Brian Hioe will speak about his experiences in Hong Kong last week's protests. Hioe was in Hong Kong to report on the demonstrations there and observed the spontaneous, largely leaderless actions which erupted last week after Sunday’s demonstration (June 9th), which mobilized over one million Hong Kongers in protest, as well as the police violence which took place on Wednesday, June 12th. During the course of police actions against demonstrators on Wednesday, Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, bean bags, water cannons, and tear gas at demonstrators, reportedly firing close to twice as much tear gas in one day as was used during the entire Umbrella Movement in 2014.

Apart from speaking about his observations last week, as a writer and researcher of Taiwanese social movements and a participant in the 2014 Sunflower Movement in Taiwan, Hioe will also compare and contrast current demonstrations in Hong Kong to social movement organizing in Taiwan.

In the second half, Hioe will be joined by Shu Yan Chan, spokesperson of Democracy for Hong Kong (D4HK) to make a panel discussion on a variety of topics regarding Hong Kong's NO Extradition to China social movement, exchanging ideas as an activist, a documentarist and a supporter of Hong Kong overseas.

Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and occasional translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

丘琦欣,創建破土的編輯之一,專於撰寫社會運動和政治的自由作家偶而亦從事翻譯工作。他是出生於紐約的台裔美人。他自哥倫比亞大學畢業,是亞洲語言及文化科系的碩士,同時擁有紐約大學的歷史,東亞研究及英文文學三項學士學位。

Note:

1) Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to reserve your seat. 場地座位有限,敬請提早十分鐘入場。
2) The second half - panel discussion will be carried out mainly in English. 下半場活動將以英文為主。

2019/06/16

6/16/2019

科普哲學讀書會『哲學能做什麼』之六:思考藝術



Time: 13:00-16:00, 16 Jun 2019
Venue TBC

本次討論章節:Ch.8 思考藝術

作者將由安迪沃荷的布瑞洛盒來論辯何謂藝術作品,以應用藝術成就與美學成就的區別來討論,並輔以發現意義與賦予意義的區別。音樂的討論上,則提出古典音樂是否比流行音樂更好,以及評估音樂的標準該如何做出評斷。再由美學價值與道德重要性之間的區別來討論偉大藝術是否是道德力量的來源。最後討論前衛藝術與大眾藝術的區別,再回到「什麼是藝術?」本次導讀希望能將書中的例子於當天展現,並思考不同於裝置藝術與音樂的其他類型來討論,如電影等。希望大家當日一起來欣賞藝術,討論到底什麼是藝術欣賞。

歡迎新朋友、老朋友,一起來思考、討論!