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Fearless Curious: Chinese perspectives on Western controversies

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Haymarket HQ

Level 2, 63 Dixon Street

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Haymarket, NSW 2000

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Chinese Australians are our nation’s largest non-white minority group. But they're rarely heard from on some of Australia’s most contested controversies including racism, freedom of speech, gender, immigration and religion.

We invite Australians of all backgrounds to this special Sydney Lunar New Year Festival edition of Fearless Curious to discuss how a so-called model minority can tackle controversial issues in an age of political tribalism, “cancel culture” and identity politics.

How have traditional beliefs and values changed between generations of migrants? How have Asian and Western culture - including their different shades - informed Chinese Australian views on controversial issues such as religious freedom, immigration, gender roles, sexuality, freedom of speech, racism and diversity?

Our panellists (to be announced) will explore the often unheard views of many Chinese Australians on modern controversies, and how they can both participate in and improve Australia’s often divisive and angry public discourse.

Hosted by journalist and podcaster Ky Chow, former reporter at SBS, Sky News, the Australian Financial Review and the ABC.

  • When: 6:00PM (doors open) for 7:00pm, Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Where: Haymarket HQ, Level 2, 63 Dixon Street, Haymarket
  • Cost: free (Lunar New Year Festival special event)

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Will Fearless Curious be recorded?

The panel discussion and Q&A will be recorded and made available via Ky Chow's really quite excellent On the Other Hand podcast.

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People who are open minded about hearing controversial questions and ideas from those they may not agree with. Fearless Curious tackles differing and conflicting ideas with respect and nuance, rather than the aggression and anger that often plagues public conversation.

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