From Health Care Worker to the Corridors of Power: My Personal Journey

Monday, 13 June 2022 | Time: 18:00-20:30 | Venue: Grimmond Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, 1 Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JR

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Mulan Foundation Network is pleased to host this Jubilee Lecture with the Hon Sarah Owen MP, Shadow Minister for Homelessness, Rough Sleeping & Faith

Sarah Owen was elected as the Member of Parliament for Luton North in December 2019.

Sarah is a campaigning MP and was appointed Shadow Minister for homelessness, rough sleeping, and faith in December 2021.

Sarah is a member of the Health and Social Care Committee, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Hate Crime, and is leading legislation through the House on regulations for fireworks and providing bereavement leave for parents following baby loss.

Sarah is also the first female MP of South East Asian descent and is the Chair of East and South East Asians for Labour.


Attendance at the event is strictly by invitation only and early booking is essential as the number of places is very limited.

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There will be a drinks reception after this event at The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL. This will be a paid for event which is £50 per person. Those interested in attending, please email Mei Sim Lai OBE, DL on [email protected]

Interview with Qiuyan Chen


Qiuyan Chen is a young Chinese activist based in London. Her work started in 2013, with a campaign suing the Chinese government for publishing textbooks promoting conversion therapy and describing homosexuality as an illness, and since then she has found Queer China UK,  the network dedicated to promoting links between the Chinese and British LGBT communities. She has also been running a mutual support network during the pandemic for overseas Chinese students trapped in the UK, as well as numerous other projects.


Despite facing threats from her university and the Chinese government, Qiuyan has continued her activism and hopes to encourage and develop a new generation of international activists. I caught up with her over Zoom in February to talk about it.

Film Screening - 'Golden Girls'

Special Screening of Golden Gate Girls:

the untold stories of the first Chinese female film director in America

Released on April 20 in the “Hong Kong, Reimagined” programme as part of the ongoing Chinese Cinema Season, Golden Gate Girls (2013) tells a story about the first Chinese film and fashion icon in Hollywood.



dir. Louisa Wei | 2013 | 90 mins | Documentary | Cantonese, English | Hong Kong SAR

Available between April 20 – May 12