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July 2018

Opening Photo Exhibition “Life Stories of Khlong Toey” by Yoonki Kim

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Khlong Toey (meaning pandanous tree canal) is an urban district in Bangkok expressing the city profound socio-economic divides. Right in the heart of the capital and close to the main port, Khlong Toey hosts the city’s largest low-income community of about 100,000 people. Born in the 1950s on land owned by the Port Authority of Thailand out of a squatter settlement of migrant from the North and the North East of Thailand, it continues to expand as the need for…

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Book Discussion “The Cell, Exile and the New Burma” by Kyaw Zwa Moe

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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From behind the walls of Burma's prison to the 1988 uprising and to border towns and communities of displaced ethnic groups, this new book revisits many of the stops in this Southeast Asian country's more recent history. What does Burma's past tell us about its future in its bumpy road of political transition? On 11 July 2018 Reporting ASEAN in collaboration with SEA Junction will reflect on the above issues with a discussion of the recently published book “The Cell,…

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Premiere of Short Documentary Living Beyond “30 Baht” and Panel Discussion

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) since 2002 with the “30 Baht Scheme” financed from taxation. This is a monumental achievement in public health and a big step in advancing towards a more equitable society by reducing catastrophic expenses that disproportionately affect the poor. Based on an independent assessment of the first 10 years of the 30 Baht scheme, empirical evidence suggests a pro-poor outcome. Impoverishment as measured by the additional number of non-poor households falling below poverty line…

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World Premiere Film “Lima” (Five)

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Lima” (“Five”) is an innovative Indonesian film that has been released on 31 May 2018 to reflect on Pancasila (national ideology) Day. Differently from other films on the same topic, Lima refrains from being propagandistic and instead probes the depth of the five principles of Pancasila, questioning what it really means to be a tolerant, pluralist, just, consultative and inclusive society. These reflections, articulated through the capturing story of a modern-day family in Jakarta, have made it into a great…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

July 28 - July 29
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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GET A BOOK, SUPPORT SEA JUNCTION! Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed: New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand, ISEAS from Singapore and Yayasan Pustaka Obor from Indonesia. New and used books that are double to those of SEA Junction’s Library. They include books in Thai, English and Indonesian on various…

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August 2018

Visualizing Feminist Environmental Justice (Closed Event)

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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In this solidarity event to be held at SEA Junction on 5 Augustus at 6.30PM, APWLD invites members, partners, and allies to a viewing of three short documentaries from the 2013-2015 climate justice themed feminist participatory action research (CJ-FPAR) projects in Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Philippines. In particular, the three documentaries focus on the following: “Women of the Lagoon: Confronting Climate Change in Coastal Vietnam” (Center for Sustainable Rural Development): The story of the impacts of climate change in communities…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

August 11 @ 11:00 am - August 12 @ 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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GET A BOOK, SUPPORT SEA JUNCTION! Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed: New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand, ISEAS from Singapore and Yayasan Pustaka Obor from Indonesia. New and used books that are double to those of SEA Junction’s Library. They include books in Thai, English and Indonesian on various…

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Screening drama-documentary #BKKY

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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On 18 August at 5PM, SEA Junction will screen #BKKY, a drama and documentary on Bangkok youth. The film is based on interviews of 100 Thai teenagers of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation, who are transitioning from high school to university. In the interviews, they frankly discuss about their experiences, personal life, and growing up in Bangkok. Topics include loss of virginity, gender fluidity, same-sex relationships, parenting and hopes for the future.  From this rich and candid research material,…

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Playing the Identity Card in Southeast Asia?

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Political contests in Southeast Asia as in the rest of the words have often been influenced by identity claims and featured arguments around ethnicity, race or religion. Analysts and observers, however, have noted that in recent year identity politics have played a more significant role in maintaining political power and even more in the race for political office. Elections, when held, have exposed identity cleavages within plural societies and a tendency to articulate discourses around “indigenousness”, “moral purity” or “homogeneity”…

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Informal book discussion “Islam, Minorities and Identity in Southeast Asia” by Ahmad Suaedy

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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On 21 August at 10.30 SEA Junction will host Ahmad Suaedy Commissioner at Ombudsman Republic of Indonesia, Asian Pacific Intellectual Fellows of the Nippon Foundation and researcher at the Wahid Institute to discuss his recently published book “Islam, Minorities and Identity in Southeast Asia”. The book, based on research conducted for more than a decade, focuses on identity issues and politics in Southeast Asia and discusses Muslim minorities in mainland Southeast Asia and the Philippines and Singapore as well as other religious and…

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