Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Help AWARE to find its voice again

They preached racism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Communism, nativism, and anti-Semitism. They warned the blacks that they must respect the rights of the white race "in whose country they are permitted to reside". They kept control of access to the better-paying industrial jobs but opposed unions. They had major political influence in several states and was influential mostly in the center of the country. At its peak, their membership comprised 20% of the adult white male population in many broad geographic regions. There was an instance when they decided to turn Anaheim, California, into a model city. They secretly took over the City Council, but the city conducted a special recall election and Klan members were voted out.

Lucky for the world, Ku Klux Klan is something you only read about in history books now.

Now don't let the history repeats again, not here in Singapore, not under the name of AWARE.

If you still don't know anything about what happened to AWARE and what is going to happen to it, start by reading up Pat Law's blog.

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EOGM) come 2 May, Saturday, where all AWARE members will get a chance to vote.

2 May 2009, Saturday

1400h – 1700h (do not be late else you might not get a chance to vote)

First Choice Auditorium
3 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#01-01 HSR Building
Singapore 319378

Other things to note:
  • Only FEMALE members who are Singaporean & PRs above 18 years old are allowed to vote. However, men who are associate members are welcome to come and observe the proceedings.

  • Sign up at

  • For those who signed up online and did not receive their membership card, please print out your confirmation email and receipt and bring it along for the EOGM.

  • Join the Facebook group for more updates


Xizor2000 said...

When the news first appear on the ST, the senior writer (and a senior writer no less!) who made that report took some effort to dig up letters written previously by the new AWARE committee, and even gone as far as digging into which church they attended, where they work et al and made this matter sounded like a conservative move to grab power. Why did he pursue this line of reporting is beyond me. I hardly even see half that effort in following on the rats and cleanliness issue with regard the Geylang Serai Temporary Mkt incident.

Once that article see the light of day, the Internet has been almost one sided in their stand against the new AWARE ExCo, and all of these criticism way before they have even started any work or chart the path for AWARE, all based on the assumption that they are conservatives and anti-LGBT. I must ask, what has their anti-LGBT stand got any relation with what AWARE stands for? Is if fair to assume that the new ExCo is going to use AWARE as an anti-LGBT platform and bash them?

I leave it to you to judge.

Wei-Yee Chan said...

You terrorists always make yourselves out to be the victims, despite evidence to the contrary. But then, I would be very surprised if you didn’t.

New exco got death threats

Anonymous said...

Haha, to win some sympathy! "Oh, my family got death threats....." "Oh, my employer got a complaint....."

Come on, if they have nothing to hide, it doesn't matter how much effort is put into investigating this saga.

The reason why this had aroused so much anger and attention is the majority of Singaporeans' common belief is the public domain should remain secular. If one has any religious belief, he should just keep it within his religious groups. There really is no need to 'monitor' the affairs of a secular society for women of ANY faiths and sexual orientation for ONE YEAR. There is no need for a coup to push one's fundamentalist agenda across a secular society and dominate all its key posts.