Trans-disciplinarity – Towards overcoming denial of our denial in scholarship

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.
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Pausing to reflect on richness of two ‘Co-producing Knowledge on Denial’ workshops

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

‘Speaking out’ as one alternative to self- and interpersonal harm

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

Workshop information 31 May 2017

  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

Denial of institutional racism while admitting it exists. Learning about sophisticated, cumulative silencing mechanisms at my Alma mater.

    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.

Workshop Information. Co-producing Knowledge on Denial

REMINDER:  Co-producing Knowledge on Denial.  Trauma Centre, 126 Chapel Street, Woodstock.  31 May 2017 from 11 am – 15h30.  Dear Colleague Please see the form hereunder – I need to confirm attendance by Wednesday 24 May so that I can liaise with Trauma Centre. Cancellation In the event that some who indicated attendance on 31 May … More Workshop Information. Co-producing Knowledge on Denial

Combining Trans-disciplinarity and Paulo Freire Methodology

Most practitioners/facilitators in South Africa use an adapted form of the Paulo Freire methodology(1) to convey frameworks and concepts that frame and spark  dialogues in workshop situations.  This methodology is informed by an underlying belief that people are ‘knowers’ and that we need to tap into this knowledge to challenge our own perspectives.  The facilitator … More Combining Trans-disciplinarity and Paulo Freire Methodology