In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s The Future is Gentle, an Agenda Warga special where we invited Indonesians to an intimate discussion on how to build a more compassionate future. This special /ba.ca/ with New Naratif featured Jalla ‘Jelly’ Ismail, an art worker and co-founder of the trans/nonbinary/intersex art collective, Kolektif Kuda Laut.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Lost Childhood: Children in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centres. In this session, we invited our community to engage in a discussion with Joshua Low, New Naratif’s Forced Migration Researcher, who elaborated on his two explainers on the child immigration detention centres in Malaysia.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Fostering Queer Communities in Southeast Asia, a Pride month special featuring Asmara S. Wigati, a visual artist and anthropologist from Indonesia, and Shaleen Chrisanne, a queer-affirming clinical psychologist based in Malaysia.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s revisit /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Feminism as a Tool for Democracy in Southeast Asia. Led by Thet Wai, Gender Rights Researcher at New Naratif, this /ba.ca/ session highlighted the importance of feminism in forwarding democratic rights in Southeast Asia.
In today’s Community Corner, let’s look back to /ba·ca/ with New Naratif’s Queer Ecology – A Reading where eight talented Southeast Asian writers read their fictional works, exploring the fascinating intersection between queer identities and environmental struggles.
New Naratif’s team and our community gathered to discuss why it’s important to foster communal support, build and take care of communities, and nurture our individual selves inside a collective in order to create a sustainable movement.
For the fourth instalment of /ba·ca/ with New Naratif, our community heard from and discussed with researcher and activist, Teo S. Marasigan, and Migrante International Chairperson, Joanna Concepcion, about Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and the forces at play that allow for this phenomenon to continue despite the economic and humanitarian issues it has caused time and time again.
Under a big orange tree, two little girls talk about oranges and how the indigenous people will get their land back. Do you want an orange from their three? I mean, tree?