Sustained civil society activism requires creativity, innovation and evolution. This sums up the experiences of Dr James Gomez who has been involved in initiatives such as The Working Committee (TWC) and is the founding Executive-Director of two political associations the Think Centre (1999) and Singaporeans For Democracy (2010) (SFD). He has also been a front runner of internet activism in Singapore and contested in two general elections in 2006 (Workers Party) and in 2011 (Singapore Democratic Party). Dr Gomez will talk about his latest initiative – The GOMEZ Centre (www.thegomezcentre.com) as well as highlight ideas from his work, civil society and politics. He will share what are the things that inspired him to action in the last 12 years and in doing so he hopes he can inspire others into action!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr James Gomez is presently heading The GOMEZ Centre (www.thegomezcentre.com) – an online academic start up to provide consultancy services in communications and politics for businesses, inter-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, research institutes and tertiary institutions. As a first activity, from June-July 2011 Dr. Gomez taught at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University and Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University in Bangkok. Before embarking on a consultancy route, Dr. Gomez was a full-time academic from May 2009 to May 2011 at Monash University where he served as Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Head of Public Relations, School of Applied Media and Social Science.
This talk is part of Activist Care Centre, a fundraising programme of Post-Museum [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=244653822220491].
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