Upcoming Events

Our events are a critical part of New Naratif’s activities and one of the primary ways with which members participate in our movement. This page lists upcoming events. Events are open to all unless indicated.

Events are listed chronologically.

Singapore General Election Watch Parties and Democracy Classrooms

Watch the Party Political and Constituency Broadcasts and then take part in a discussion on them!

Singapore’s parties will be broadcasting Party Political Broadcasts on 2 and 9 July, and individual Constituency Broadcasts from 3-7 July, all at 7pm. Join us every day for a watch party and then take part in a democracy classroom discussion on it immediately afterwards!

Speakers

3 July: Lune Loh (Executive Director, TransNUS) on LGBTQIA+ communities; Loo Zihan (artist and academic) on arts and culture. 

4 July: Carissa Cheow (Co-President, Students for a Safer NUS) on sexual violence and Faris Joraimi (Writer) on ethnic discrimination.

5 July: Manu Bhaskaran (Economist, Director of Centennial Group International) on the economy and Kwan Jin Yao* (PhD Candidate, UCLA) on social welfare.

6 July: Reetaza “Reetz” Chatterjee (Founder, Your Head Lah! mental health collective) on mental health and Dr Cheng Shin Chuen (surgeon) on healthcare.

7 July: Jolene Tan (Writer and Activist, former Head of Research and Advocacy of AWARE) on discrimination and Ian Chong (Political Scientist, Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute) on foreign policy.

9 July: Yi Hung (SG Climate Rally) on the climate crisis.

*- Kwan’s talk will be pre-recorded

ALL ARE WELCOME!

How to Join

Sign up for the Online Democracy Classroom and you will be emailed a link to the meeting room afterwards. Please check your email address to ensure that it is correct, or we won’t be able to email you the link! The link will work in any standard web browser. You will also need a microphone and (preferably) a webcam.

Question prompts

  • In your opinion, what issues do I consider important to Singapore?
  • What do I think the candidates should be talking about as they compete for my votes, and why?
  • If no candidate or party perfectly represents our views, what issues should we prioritise, and in what orders, to decide how we vote?
  • How do I think the parties/candidates performed in the broadcasts?
  • How do the parties and their manifestos stack up?
  • Who should I vote for?

Structure

Party Political Broadcasts on 2 and 9 July:

  • 6.45pm: Set Up and Introductions
  • 7.00pm: Discussion/Speaker, followed by Q&A
  • 8.00pm: Party Political Broadcast
  • 8.45pm: Second speaker, followed by Q&A (or discussion, if there is no second speaker)
  • 9.45pm onwards: You’re welcome to stay as long as you like to keep talking!

Constituency Broadcasts on 3-7 July:

  • 6.45pm: Set Up and Introductions
  • 7.00pm: Constituency Broadcast with Live Chat
  • 8.45pm: Speaker, followed by Q&A
  • 9.15pm: Second speaker, followed by Q&A (or discussion, if the
  • 9.45pm onwards: You’re welcome to stay as long as you like to keep talking!

NOTE: It’s pay-as-you-wish to help us defray costs and minimise attrition so that it’s easier for us to know how many people to prepare for. You can give as little as S$1, or as much as you like! Thank you!

Events During COVID-19

  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Naratif will not be holding any in-person events. The health and safety of our team, members and the general public are our top priority. We are currently discussing online events that we can hold. Feel free to suggest event ideas to Deborah, our Membership Engagement Coordinator. You can email her at deborah.augustin@newnaratif.com.