Join UNICEF at Art for Grabs: Chapter Baru to celebrate #MalaysiaBaru. Three exciting sessions with an amazing line up of youth and influencers in Malaysia. Please come ya! Its FREE.
Saturday, 6 October | 11am – 1pm
SHOULD KINDNESS BE LEGISLATED?
Launch of Art For Grabs + KLAB 2018
officiated by YB Tuan Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law)
An exhibition debate by Malaysian Institute of Debate & Public Speaking (MIDP), Art For Grabs, and UNICEF Malaysia
We teach kindness to our children. But are we really that kind? Reports of bullying based on differences such as race, religion, gender, nationality, age, and class, seem to say otherwise. Thus, if kindness is regarded as an absolute moral good, do you think that it would be ideal to mandate and regulate kindness? And how far should unkindness be punished in order to teach kindness? Don’t miss the chance to watch our homegrown star-studded debaters and be a part of the debate!
Click to Register your attendance for the Youth Debate.
Sunday, 7 October | 1pm – 3pm
IS #MALAYSIABARU SAFE FOR GIRLS & WOMEN?
In conjunction with International Day of the Girl
Forum by The G-Blog, Art For Grabs, and UNICEF Malaysia
From participation of women in male dominated fields all the way to sexual harassment and grooming of girls, this Forum seeks to discuss the various actions that we can collectively take to do away with traditional gender norms; and create a space where women and girls can achieve things that society never thought they could achieve!
* YB Maria Chin Abdullah, Member of Parliament Petaling Jaya
* Chang Mei Yen, Young Women Making Change
* Dayangku Ziana, SEED
* Jean Vaneisha, Challenger
* Sumitra Visvanathan, Women’s Aid Organisation
* Ustaz Wan Ji Wan Hussin
* Moderator: Emellia Shariff, G-Blog
Sunday, 7 October | 7pm – 8.30pm
I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE
Youth Manifestos for a More Inclusive Malaysia
By Art For Grabs, and UNICEF Malaysia
A society that leaves no one behind is a society that prioritizes human dignity; and places the progress of the most vulnerable and excluded communities first. Officiated by Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan, this Manifesto session will spotlight eight youths who know firsthand what it means to be left behind. If we truly wish to build a more inclusive Malaysia, we need to begin by listening to them:
* Celine Lean, 20
* Fatein Ismatulain, 19
* Hani Mahdi, 24
* Hasan Al-Akraa, 18
* Kyle Iman, 24
* Velan Sinnaya, 22
* Veshalini Naidu, 20
* Wong Kukui, 23
* MC: Melizarani T. Selva
From 5-7 October, Art For Grabs + KL Alternative Bookfest together with The Cooler Lumpur Festival will take over Publika Mall with 50 art and craft booths, 25 indie publishers, and NGO booths featuring bold youth and children advocates. Don’t forget to drop by the UNICEF sponsored youth space and meet local NGOs working with children and youth in Malaysia – Childline Malaysia, JOAS Belia, Pandu Puteri Malaysia, Rumah Solehah, Talisman Project, Women’s Aid Organisation, and WOMEN:girls.
There’s lots to do, lots to see and lots to say.