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Sharing Session with Migrant Worker Organisations

Oct 15, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


10B, Wing Wah Industrial Building
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

On Sunday 8 October 2023, Para Site is pleased to host a sharing session featuring representatives from migrant worker organisations including Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU), Gabriela Hong Kong, Hong Kong Campaign For Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), and United Filipinos In HK (UNIFIL). This session marks the first of many programmes that will unfold in the upcoming months. During the sharing session, the representatives will introduce their organisations and share their respective experience in supporting and empowering the migrant community in Hong Kong. Para Site has also invited speakers who recently visited communities in the Philippines to share their observations on the environmental crisis, human rights issues, and other conditions during their field trip.

The sharing session will be conducted in English. No registration required; all are welcome!

In anticipation of the upcoming solo exhibition ‘Offerings for Escalante’ by the artist duo Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien, which opens on 20 October 2023, Para Site will host a series of public programmes in collaboration with grassroots organisations and local collectives that focus on migrant worker issues. The exhibition aims to shed light on the socioeconomic struggles in the Philippines by examining labour issues and the complexity of land rights that have emerged from the legacy of plantations, while the public programme series aims to explore connections between the Philippines, Hong Kong, and beyond, as well as to foster alternative gathering contexts that could offer fertile grounds for transcultural solidarity.

Since its founding in 1996, Para Site has consistently believed in the transformative power of contemporary art as a tool for reimagining the concept of community within Hong Kong’s culturally diverse society with inhabitants from various ethnic backgrounds. In 2015, through the group exhibition ‘Afterwork’ and ‘Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers project’, artists and migrant community organisations came together to explore critical issues of class, race, labour, and migration in Hong Kong. Throughout the years, Para Site has remained committed to providing a platform for marginalised communities and reflecting the ever-shifting conditions of various diasporic communities.



Participating Organisations

Founded in 1998, the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU) is a registered trade union of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. FMWU is affiliated with the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and is a founding member of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA).



Gabriela Hong Kong is the Hong Kong chapter of GABRIELA, the progressive alliance of more than 200 women’s organisations across sectors and regions, with chapters and support groups of Pinays and non-Pinays in various continents of the world. Founded in 1984, GABRIELA organises Filipino women, primarily from marginalised sectors of society, and helps educate and empower them through collective action.



Hong Kong Campaign For Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP) is a network of non-Filipinos and Filipinos based in Hong Kong that raises awareness and works in solidarity from Hong Kong to promote peace and human rights in the Philippines.



United Filipinos in HK (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) is an alliance of Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong established in 1985. Their objectives are to consolidate Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong and to promote their welfare and wellbeing while working in Hong Kong.