The Turning Tide: The State of Activism in Singapore |

The Turning Tide: The State of Activism in Singapore


Following the recent wave of relatively successful campaigns organised by various activist groups in Singapore, it is timely to critically examine whether civil society in Singapore has indeed made a positive impact on social and environmental development. The panel will discuss how citizens can play more active roles in championing the causes that they believe in, bringing more breadth and depth to the activism landscape in Singapore. Some of the issues that will be addressed are:

  • How and why does activism benefit society?
  • What are the conditions required for 'active' activism in Singapore, and which of these areas require improvement?
  • What is the nature of the interaction between activists and the government?
  • How should activists and the government engage one another?

Dr Shawn Lum, Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University;
Dr Cherian George, Writer and Director of Asia Journalism Fellowship;
Mr Bryan Choong, Executive Director, Oogachaga

Thursday, 17 April 2014
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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