Forum: Pulau Jerejak – Voices from the Past, Choices for the Future

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A public forum and discussion organised by the Pulau Jerejak Natural and Cultural Heritage Asset Survey and Public Awareness Programme.

The Pulau Jerejak Natural and Cultural Heritage Asset Survey and Public Awareness Programme, supported by Think City, is organising a public forum and discussion entitled Pulau Jerejak: Voices from the Past, Choices for the Future.

The forum will be held on 10 March 2018 (Saturday), from 10am to noon at the MPH Event Hall, Level 1, Bangunan UAB, Gat Lebuh Cina/China Street Ghaut, George Town.

Admission is free and the forum will be conducted in English. Seats are limited so those interested should register online: http://bit.do/pulaujerejakforum

The main objective of the forum is to highlight research findings from the Pulau Jerejak natural and cultural heritage assets survey and public awareness programme.

Speakers will present selected oral histories and anecdotes, recorded from former patients with leprosy who had lived in leper camps on Pulau Jerejak and from health workers who had served in the tuberculosis wards and leper camps.

Presentations will also cover stories which were recorded from former detainees, wardens, and other individuals who were either living in or had visited the island during the time it housed the Pulau Jerejak Rehabilitation Centre. Alongside the presentations, two short films on the leprosy hospitals and the quarantine stations will be shown.

These presentations will serve to highlight Pulau Jerejak’s cultural, historical and environmental significance.

The forum will also discuss future plans for the island, and how these should be designed in a way that is environmentally sustainable and respects the tangible, intangible and natural heritage values of Pulau Jerejak.

Pulau Jerejak is an asset belonging to the people of Penang, hence we call on all Penangites to take an active interest in conserving its cultural heritage and environment for future generations. So be part of the discussion.

Seats are limited so register now! Admission is free.

For further enquires please contact:

Rexy Prakash Chacko, Programme Coordinator

Email: jerejakheritage@gmail.com

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