Date: 22Mar 2016
Hong Kong’s Hidden Stories is a CCPL project dedicated to building a collective narrative of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities. In sharing their personal experiences and stories, participants of the project contribute to the development of a positive narrative on Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities that counterbalances stereotypes and discrimination both deliberate and unwitting. Challenging unfounded beliefs and prejudices that are at the heart of quotidian life for many ethnic minorities, and by emphasising their belonging and self-identification as fellow Hong Kongers, this partnership advocates for a future where Hong Kongers are united by their common sense of belonging to Hong Kong, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, skin colour, and language.
The project shares positive and inspirational stories and seeks to promote intercultural understanding in Hong Kong through the medium of first-hand experiential video interviews. The project’s Facebook page Hong Kong Hidden Stories can be found at http://on.fb.me/1Lwl3oN and the videos can be viewed on YouTube at http://bit.ly/21QrtUA.
The event also aims to raise awareness of Hong Kong’s obligations under International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), also celebrates the International Day Against Racial Discrimination, which falls on 21st March.