Public Forum on How We Talk About Sexual Assault
April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This moderated public forum on 27 April at 5PM at SEA Junction will facilitate discussion on how we talk about sexual assault. Participants will explore together the ways sexual assault is discussed in the media, in Thai culture and society, and in our daily lives.
The moderator is Monisha Bajaj, founder of Ruam Chuay, a Thai non-profit organization focusing on preventing interpersonal violence (see below). She has a background in restorative justice and trauma-informed care among others. To get participants on the same page, she will start with a short talk about the issue of sexual assault and why ‘how we talk about it’ matters. Participatory discussion will then follow with sharing of viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences. From the process, tangible ways will emerge about how to have safer conversations about this difficult subject and how to address it.
The event is free, but donations are most welcome to enable SEA Junction to continue its activities and keep events accessible to the public.
Reservation is strongly recommended for this event as space is limited so please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/wa: +66970024140
SEA Junction, OUR Venue to Connect on Southeast Asia
SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/
Ruam Chuay contributes to creating a safer world by preventing interpersonal violence. Primary programs are designed to prevent sexual assault and fill in gaps in sexuality education at schools in Thailand. Among the topics covered are consent in emotional and sexual relationships, personal boundaries, bystander intervention, and trauma. Ruam Chauy aims to create spaces that are safe for all participants and inclusive to all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. For more information see https://www.ruamchuay.org