As civil injustice continues around the world sparked by social and economic disparities or political discontent, citizens still take risks to go out and exercise the right to peaceful protest despite the pandemic imposing restrictions in 2020 and 2021.

In an informal discussion with 4 different cultural/activist groups working in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines) we discuss how the pandemic has exacerbated political and social divides and what new strategies and shifts have to emerge to overcome the deepening of restrictions on citizen rights. We expect to discuss on how to organise remotely, how to diversify voices and expand viewpoints and what are the critical goals of organising protest under social (and political) restrictions.

Online Discussion via Zoom

Date : 21 July 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 3pm - 5pm (GMT +08:00)
Registration Link:

*Register before 19 July 2021


Malaysia: Sarah & Viktor - Misi Solidarity
Thailand: Pisitakun Kuantalaeng & Peangdao Jariyapun - FreeArts
Philippines: Lisa Ito - Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP)
Myanmar: Chaw Ei Thein - Myanmar artist



June Tan (Five Arts Centre)
Tan Zi Hao (Transnational Coalition for the Arts)



Five Arts Centre
Transnational Coalition for the Arts



Green Papaya Art Projects


*Join the discussion or watch it live on our FB pages (Five Arts Centre & Transnational Coalition for the Arts)