To arouse teachers’ and students’ awareness of equal opportunities and social inclusion as an intrinsic value of Lingnan’s liberal arts education, the newly inaugurated Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee organised the Equal Opportunities Awareness Week from 9 to 13 March.
The event’s kick-off ceremony was held on 9 March with Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission and President Leonard K Cheng being the officiating guests. The one-week event featured two art exhibitions by ethnic minority and disabled artists. “The Magic of Ballpoint Pen Art” exhibition from 4 to 13 March was curated by the Nepalese artist Dipendra Rai famous for his unique artwork on portraiture and Nepalese scenery drawn with ball-point pens. The “Come in please” exhibition from 5 to 29 March, co-organised by the University and i-dArt of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals to promote the idea of arts inclusion and draw people with different abilities together, showcased works of over 80 disabled artists in various art forms including paintings, ceramics, Chinese calligraphy, Saori weaving, dance and percussions performances.
Other activities of the Awareness Week included talks concerning the visually impaired and intellectually disabled persons, screening of short films by local and overseas filmmakers with hearing impairment, campus tour for visually impaired persons, tour of ethnic minority communities and a closing forum on “Dialogue across Boundaries”.