Date: Sep 19, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Phone: 604.323.5392
Location: A130

Peace & Conflict Studies is excited to announce three compelling lectures for the fall semester. This year's series focuses on Transforming Culture for Social Change. Sessions take place from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm in Room A130. Bring a student, friend, or colleague! Everyone welcome. Free to attend. 

Wednesday, September 19 | Promoting social change through media and the arts: Reflections from a foreign correspondent on the launch of WAM! Vancouver and the China-focused editorial collective, NüVoices
Joanna Chiu, Founder, WAM!Vancouver (Women Action and the Media) 

Joanna Chiu is a journalist who recently relocated back to Vancouver after being based out of Beijing and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent covering social issues, politics, arts and culture in Greater China for AFP,  DPA and the South China Morning Post, She has written for outlets like The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, and Mashable, among many others. She is the founder and chair of NüVoices, an editorial collective celebrating the work of women writers and creators on China subjects. NüVoices has launched chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin and Taipei and produces original media such as podcasts and articles emphasizing women's work on China as well as the upcoming publication of a print anthology. 

Joanna was the lead researcher on a study on Chinese writers' and artists' use of social media and struggles against internet censorship for PEN America. She is also the founder of the Vancouver chapter of WAM! (Women, Action & the Media), which has been organizing events to promote gender justice in media in the Greater Vancouver area since 2012. 

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