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That Other Virus: Our Humanity in Crisis

Thursday, 6. August 2020 - 13:00 to 14:15

 

Many parts of the world are rising up against a history of oppression, discrimination and violence against people of color. How can each one of us make a difference? How can we engage in truth-telling and address privilege, unconscious bias and the legacies of colonialism without blame or accusation? How do we build the trust and the partnerships necessary for achieving just societies? How do we overcome the false narrative of a human hierarchy with a vision that supports collective healing and transformation? We are all on a journey. 

Join us as we explore these questions with practitioners from USA, South Africa and the UK.

Time to breathe change! 

Meet the Panel

Letlapa Mphahlele

Letlapa MphahleleSouth Africa

Letlapa left South Africa at 17 in the wake of the Soweto student uprisings. In exile he joined the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and its armed wing, the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) where he eventually became its director of operations. Following a democratic election in South Africa, he embarked on a forgiveness journey with those who were hurt as a result of his orders. His journey of forgiveness is captured in the award-winning film Beyond Forgiving. He's an author of several books, including Child of this Soil - My Life as a Freedom Fighter, which is presently being developed into a film. 

 

Miranda Shaw

Miranda ShawUnited Kingdom

Miranda Shaw is one half of the coordination duo for Creators of Peace United Kingdom and has been involved in facilitating courses on sustainable activism. She has an intersectional approach to activism and is an anti-racist activist. In addition, she has been an animal rights and environmental campaigner for the past 15 years. She has supported campaigns to end deportations and is on a personal journey of decolonisation and anti racist learning. She has a degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford.

 

Rev. Sylvester “Tee” Turner

Rev. Sylvester “Tee” TurnerUnited States

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Tee is a pastor and activist with more than 25 years of experience designing programs, mobilizing community groups, and training community leaders. He served as Director of Reconciliation Programs for Initiatives of Change USA and its programme Hope in the Cities. He serves on the City of Richmond Slave Trail Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Reconciliation Triangle between Richmond (US), Liverpool (UK) and Benin (Africa). 

 

 

Rob Corcoran

Rob CorcoranUnited States
Moderator

Rob Corcoran is a trainer, facilitator, writer, and racial healing practitioner and British-born American living in Austin. He has led trustbuilding workshops among diverse and polarized groups across North America and internationally. Previously, he collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton’s Initiative of Race and authored the book Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility. He is currently the training design consultant for IofC International’s Trustbuilding Program

 

 

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