The Occupation of the Legislature

There has been a lot going on in Taipei this last week, with the protests at the Legislative Yuan. I would like to give people an opportunity discuss these events. So we're going to have a discussion this Friday 3/28 (8pm) at the RO Studio.

There is a simple discussion format called ORID, which starts from talking about facts, to discussing emotions, and then goes to analysis and making decisions. The 'decision' part could either mean deciding what to do, or deciding what the issues mean to you in the end.

This format is designed to manage conflicting emotions and meanings in a complicated situation. I would like to use this format to structure this discussion, but as always, we'll follow the structure loosely rather than strictly.



What do you understand to be what the protests are about?
What do you understand to be what happened over the weekend?
What do the people around you say about the protests? About the CSST?

What does the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services (兩岸服務貿易協議) actually say?

How do you feel about the protestors sitting outside on the streets?
How do you feel about the protestors who've been sitting inside the Legislative Yuan?
How do you feel about the break-ins to the Executive and Control Yuans?

How do you feel about the actions of the media?
How do you feel about the actions of the police?
How do you feel about the actions of the government?

What do the protests mean, in your understanding? Like, what might they represent, or what do you understand to be the issues involved?

What does the CSSTA mean for Taiwan? For China?

What do closer economic ties with China mean for Taiwan?
What do closer political ties with China mean for Taiwan?

What do the protests mean for Taiwan?
What do you see as the outcome or result of the protests, what will be their impact? (eg. on Taiwan society, on government practice, on police practice, on your own life, on the lives of your family and friends?)



The RO Studio is located near Taipower Building Station Exit 2.

Address: Roosevelt Road Sec. 3 No. 271 5F-2 台北市羅斯福路3段271號5F﹣2

Directions: Go out Taipower Building Station Exit 2, walk straight across Hsinhai Road and keep walking for about 230 meters. The RO Studio is in a building just after a lane with a stoplight.

Contact Phone: 0921613420 (Angela)

Email: zmezmi@gmail.com



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