Recent times have seen a rise in social issues such as xenophobia, self-radicalisation and Islamophobia within Singapore, which have affected communal bonds to an extent. In light of this, and given the role that youth has in charting the future of Singapore, the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) will be organising a discussion session – Social Cohesion – Is it Just Lip Service? – as part of the national SGfuture Engagement Series on Saturday 27 February 2016 at 3.00 pm at the Future of Us Exhibition, The Marketplace (Gardens by the Bay, 30 Marina Boulevard). The session, which is a collaboration between AMP, Legal Matters, Majulah Community, Project Ilham and The Green Apple Project, is aimed at engaging youths in a discussion on sensitive issues, such as xenophobia, class, racism and Islamophobia, while exploring the meaning of social cohesion.
The participants will partake in four discussion sessions which will be held concurrently and facilitated by representatives from Young AMP and partner organisation, National Youth Council. The sessions will focus on the themes: Are you Singaporean?, Skin colour still matters? #wayangkulit, Muslims. You Terrorists!, and The rich just gets richer.
This engagement session is a prelude to AMP’s national youth conference, which will be held later in October this year, as part of a nation-building initiative by AMP to foster positive communal relations. The insights shared during the discussions will be used to generate ideas for the upcoming conference.
25 February 2016