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This Saturday, join us for good food and enriching conversation at @orangeandtealsg, Rochester Mall. Join academics @walidj.abdullah and @ng_kok_hoe, both contributors to "We Are Not the Enemy," ranked No. 3 on the @straits_times weekly bestsellers list (March 30, 2024). Walid and Kok Hoe will discuss "The Community and Culture I Want to Build" on April 6th, 2024, and they'll share key insights from the book as they discuss active citizenry and political participation. ๐Ÿ•’ Time: 3-5pm ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: April 6th, 2024 (Saturday) ๐Ÿ“ Venue: Orange & Teal, Rochester Mall For the next two Saturdays, from 3pm to 5pm, Orange & Teal (Rochester Mall) will host conversations with Singaporeans who have written for this thought-provoking book. Join us at Saturday Conversations if you're curious about political participation in Singapore and eager to explore the causes that Singaporeans care about! Speakers: Walid is an academic and political scientist. He is the host of Teh Tarik With Walid, an online show where he hosts politicians and political influencers, engaging them in a dialogue. He researches on Southeast Asian Politics, especially the relationships between religion and the state. He is the author of Islam in A Secular State: Muslim Activism in Singapore, published by Amsterdam University Press in 2021. He has also published many articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals. Kok Hoe is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Case Insights Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He also founded at LKYSPP in 2020, a research programme dedicated to analysing how public policies shape opportunities for participation. He received his PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he was a UK Commonwealth Scholar and won the Titmuss Prize. His research is concerned with income security, minimum income standards, housing policy and homelessness. He led the first nationwide street count of homelessness in Singapore and is co-editor of the book They told us to move: Dakotaโ€”Cassia (Ethos Books, 2019), which examines the impact of relocation on a social housing

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