Publications Dear Colleagues Please consider one of two linked options – (a) Clicking ‘attend’ or a ‘heart’ hereunder to indicate that you want to be counted as part of a group that supports my submission to parliament w.r.t. the Commissioner for children. I will make a submission as ‘Transdisciplinary Project for Social Justice’ & will … More Commissioner for Children – draft Bill
Dear Colleagues A few participants have suggested that we debrief after the first and second Denial workshops held on 10 May and 30 May at Trauma Centre, Woodstock. Some have written poetry and engaged in creative or reflective writing as the workshop content came up in the days thereafter. Others, like me, have perhaps experienced … More To participants of May 2017 DENIAL workshops – INVITATION TO DEBRIEF & NEXT STEPS
Micro level denial in peacebuilding practice –
* Procedural Blindness
* Substantive Deafness
* Complicit Silence
about the intersection and interaction of structural factors and individual propensity
that produce visible violence.
… More Trans-disciplinarity – Towards overcoming denial of our denial in scholarship
Once you see it, you cannot unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable. (Arundhati Roy). … More Pausing to reflect on richness of two ‘Co-producing Knowledge on Denial’ workshops
These experiences and triggers are as diverse as the individuals who acknowledge or deny them. These learnt self protection routines can give rise to masked symptons which are also readily diagnosed as individual level pathologies by university trained professionals who in turn exercise their own denial by ‘filtering out’ the direct impact of living with uninterrupted structural violence. … More ‘Speaking out’ as one alternative to self- and interpersonal harm
Dear colleagues The process outline for Wednesday’s workshop is as follows – Morning session 11.00 – 13.30 Welcome by Trauma Centre Director Introductions/icebreaker Process: individual work; pairs; small groups and facilitated plenary dialogues. Lunch 13.30 – 14.00 – networking Afternoon session 14.00 – 15.30 Potted input on the genesis of this multi-phase … More Workshop information 31 May 2017
Fractals signify the interconnectedness of manifestations, patterns and cultures How weird. I wrote this for my ‘analysing oppression’ blog and accidently opened a page here. And then I realised I may as well share this here too, as our activities are about ‘co-producing knowledge on denial’. Joining the dots These are dot … More Denial of institutional racism while admitting it exists. Learning about sophisticated, cumulative silencing mechanisms at my Alma mater.