Bangkok 1899 to host an all-women panel this Saturday

This Saturday, the US embassy and Creative Migration are turning Bangkok 1899 into an open platform for women working in various industries to connect and build relationships in "Out Loud – Celebrating Women's History Month".

Running from 5pm until 10pm, it will feature a special panel discussion on Advancing Inclusive Women's Right, a free screening of the documentary film RBG, video artworks by artist Kawita Vatanajyankur and the photo exhibition "Bare" by artist Solène Le Doze whose work explores sisterhood's strength when encountering personal difficulties.

To empower women, five female panellists will share their perspectives toward building a more gender-balanced world. The line-up includes Lydia Barraza, cultural attaché of the US embassy, who previously served as deputy public affairs officer at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, during the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and normalisation process. She holds a degree in Political Science and International Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and can speak Spanish, Hindi, Urdu and Thai.

Setha Tienpiragul is a public prosecutor working in the Justice System Coordination Office, Nitivajra Institute, Office of the Attorney General. She was a Yseali Professional Fellow on Legislative Process and Governance in 2017 and currently undertakes research to develop women and children's rights in the Thai justice system.

Kath Khangpiboom is a lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Administration at Thammasat University. She is a prominent figure for LGBTI rights and is involved with the Technical Expert Committee on Transgender Health and Rights (TEC-TG) Tangerine Clinic, Institute of HIV Research and Innovation and The Committee on Children, Youth, Women, Older Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Ethnic Groups and LGBTs on the House of Representatives.

RBG, a documentary on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photos: US Embassy Bangkok)

Kawita Vatanajyankur is a video artist. Her art provokes questions of labour, consumption and feminism while championing social change. In 2018, her works were displayed at the Bangkok Art Biennale before she went on to the international stage such as Albright Knox Art Gallery in New York in 2019.

Siriwan Khanunthong from the Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand is in charge of the nation's human rights report on women's rights, gender equality, children's rights and elderly rights.

The event will end with a screening of RBG, which explores Ruth Bader Ginsburg's exceptional life and career as the second woman to serve in the US Supreme Court and a leading voice for gender equality, women's interests, and civil rights and liberties.


Admission is free. Find out more details at facebook.com/events/1769669649867049.

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