Hong Kong, 23 February 2017: Boase Cohen & Collins solicitors Rachel Wong and Angeline Chan, and trainee solicitors Kristie Wong and Wendy Kwan, attended Amnesty International Hong Kong’s fundraising dinner this week.
Held at KONG Art Space in Mid-Levels on Tuesday, the dinner was well attended by supporters of Amnesty, including members of the legal profession, staff from advocacy NGOs and a district councillor. Funds raised go towards Amnesty’s human rights education work in Hong Kong.
The dinner was part of Amnesty’s campaign CARNIVAL, a 10-day festival centred on freedom of expression. Some 50 local and international artists donated their artwork on this theme for the cause. The campaign includes an art exhibition, workshops, a theatre performance and seminars.
Apart from the dinner, Angeline also attended a panel discussion between Professor Scott Veitch and Assistant Professor Cora Chan from the University of Hong Kong on 17 February. The academics analysed the value and the limits of freedom of expression, drawing on highly topical current issues such as the rise of Donald Trump and the disappearances of the Causeway Bay booksellers and tycoon Xiao Jianhua, as well as independence and self-determination discourse in Hong Kong.
CARNIVAL runs until 26 February. Details: https://carnival.amnesty.org.hk/