The Politics of Representation: A Naysayer’s Book Club Discussion

Join T Project founder June Chua and AWARE advocate Filzah Sumartono in this discussion on the state of multiculturalism in Singapore. They will each share their experiences in running a shelter for the transgender community and telling the oft-neglected stories of Muslim women.

The Politics of Representation

4 October, Thursday
6.30pm - 8.30pm
WeWork City House (36 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068877)

➔ Why does representation of minorities in popular culture matter?
➔ How can we foster inclusive spaces in civil society?
➔ What part has social media played in the fight for equality?

Find out what these civil society campaigners have to say in conversation with journalist and author Simon Vincent. This panel discussion is a continuation of the themes explored in the book The Naysayer’s Book Club: 26 Singaporeans You Need to Know (naysayers.sg)

There will be free flow of beer during registration. So imbibe yourself, get engaged and join the club!

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6.30pm – registration and cocktails with free-flow beer
7pm – author discussion
8pm – meet-and-greet session


In 26 conversations with 26 naysayers, this book is aimed at reflecting the spectrum of naysaying in Singapore's civil society. Each person is interviewed against the backdrop of his or her bookcase, putting front and centre a life of ideas and imagination.

This is a book club for curious minds.

"We need more naysayers... We need to create new formulas, which you can't until you attack and challenge every sacred cow." — Kishore Mahbubani, former dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


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Thu Oct 4, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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