Jan 28

Hong Kong Guide: SoCO – We Live

War. Starvation. Migration. Instability.
A speck of dust in the great 30s and 40s.
With a will not of their own; in the turbulence of history,
All assembled in the past shattered into nought.
Looking back,
They lived a life which spanned over generations.
Asking for little in an uneasy life, save for
The simplest, the most vital, struggling to show
We live.

If you are looking for something different and meaningful to do in Hong Kong, check out this photo exhibition organized by SoCO – a non-profit welfare organization in Hong Kong. The exhibition, titled “We Live”, seeks to help the public understand more about the life of grass roots elderly people living in poverty.

Period of Exhibition: 30th January 2015 to 29th March 2015

Venue: 1/F, 269 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po (right next to Sham Shui Po MTR Station, exit C2)

SoCo Image - We live - Exhibition

Here are the activities:

Opening Reception – 31st January 2015, 3pm 

Share the special moment with our elderly people, social workers and the photographer!

Photographer’s sharing (in Cantonese) – 8th February 2015, 4pm to 6pm

Photographer Lam Chun Tung shares his thought and reflection of his 4-year photography project on grass roots elderly.

Talk – When I’m 64 (in Cantonese) – 28th February 2015, 2pm to 4pm 

What would we face when we become old? Is there any protection system for elderly people in Hong Kong and is it functional? Senior social worker and grass roots elderly people share their experiences and difficulties regarding aging.

Human Library @ Grandpa & Grandma (in Cantonese) – 14th March, 2pm to 4pm

Collaborating with the magazine Breakazine, Human Library @ Grandpa & Grandma is an activity where elderly people share their real stories. You are welcome to join!

The Photobook – which documents the real stories of 18 grass roots elderly in Hong Kong – is available for purchase during the exhibition at HK$180. Revenue of books sold will be donated to support SoCO’s frontline work of poverty relief. For more details, please check out SoCO’s page – We Live.

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