Aliran Young Writers Workshop comes to Ipoh



Workshop 4 (Ipoh):

14-15 Febuary – Writing about good governance, gender and vulnerable groups

Venue: Kinta Riverfront Hotel and Suites, Ipoh

Lead facilitators:

Dr PremaDevaraj – Aliran Exco member, Aliran e-Newsletter Co-editor and Trainer
Henry Loh – Aliran Asst Secretary, Aliran e-Newsletter Coordinator and Co-editor
Dr Francis Loh – Aliran President, political scientist, researcher and writer
Guest resource person: Jacqueline Ann Surin, Writer and Editor of The Nut Graph.

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning of vulnerable groups, the varied impact of gender on these groups and the role good governance can play in addressing the needs of marginalised groups. The unequal power hierarchy in society which leads to different types of discrimination in society will be discussed.

With a deeper understanding of these issues, participants will be better equipped to put their soon-to-be acquired writing skills to share their ideas in articles that will challenge the sources of these discriminations and violations of rights.

Lunch and two tea breaks will be provided free. (A nominal registration fee of RM10 per workshop will be collected. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.)

To register, fill up the form here.

Note: Participants are expected to attend the full two days of each workshop.

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tua kee lang
tua kee lang
7 Feb 2015 11.19am

Anil has expanded his circle of influence beyond Penang island now physically present in Ipoh.
Advise Anil to check out very affordable landed properties in Ipoh now that the island has become too metropolis (i refrain to use the term cosmopolitan which carries more negative connotation thanks to frequent abuse by such noble term by a self-proclaimed vintage maestro).
If Anil eventually stations himself in Ipoh, the regular readers can forgive him for abandoning the island.
Furthermore, Anil stands to gain more “likes” from Ipohans.

8 Feb 2015 10.41am
Reply to  Anil Netto

why not in Ipoh ? Less environmental stress lah.
also now there is electric double track train shuttle between Ipon northbound to Padang Besar; enroute to Penang (Butterworth station then ferry to island) can stopover at station near Belum Forest resort for a cup of kopi o kau kau courtesy of Mr T ?
cheers 🙂

gk ong
gk ong
8 Feb 2015 1.28pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

Please also check on the political sentiments of Ipoh folks, as well as the street food scene, and give us an update.

7 Feb 2015 11.15am

The writers can confirm if OldTown White Coffee is halal while in Ipoh. An interview with YB Ngeh will be interesting to clarify the ownership issue.

Another hot topic now is those subsidised 15% broken rice could not be found in the market. It is believed that a syndicate has repackaged such rice to sell at higher price while the Agriculture Minister Ismail Sabri is still not aware, possibly too busy on Facebook?

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
8 Feb 2015 11.01am
Reply to  lst

The writers should pursue the topic of ‘This is where one love is born’ (Di sini lahirnya sebuah cinta) in view of the Facebook message by Ismail Sabri that spews hatred among races.