WITNESSING THE WOUND
Healing through Connection, Community and Culture
21 April 2018
The impact on relationships between Africans, South Asians and Caribbeans as a result of African slavery (colonisation), the rule of the British Raj (British Rule), indentured slavery from India to the Caribbean and Africa and the upheaval after partition in India was incalculable. The loss of life and the brutality inflicted as part of these events forced us to embody fear in order to survive in a world that offered little value to our lives, little mercy on our souls and precious little interest in listening to our pain. This conference will be giving voice to how these acts of terror have shaped the relationships between us and our inner realities and offers a space for us to witness the wounds.
There will be goldfish bowl groups where participants will be invited to share the untold narratives that intersect our shared histories. There will also be workshops that provide further opportunities to personally investigate, explore and process the conference themes.
Our annual conferences offer us a rare opportunity to come together, share our knowledge, tell our stories, feel connected and gain mutual support and inspiration. It’s also a place to meet old friends and gain new ones.
“To quote Mayo Angelelou “passion, compassion, humour and style”. The quality of care and attention given to us was excellent”
This conference is for people of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage.
Date: 21 April 2018 – Registration 9:30am, 16:30pm end
Venue – The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF
Cost – Non members £95, non member Students £70 – Directory/Practitioner/Organisational members £72 – Students members £50. Price includes VAT.
The Redmond Community Centre
The Redmond Community Centre
London, N4 2HF
Accessibility: The venue is fully accessible. There are disabled parking bays on Kayani avenue itself however it cannot always be guaranteed that these will be available.
Walking: Nearest Tube Station is Manor House. Walk from the station via Woodbury Down turning right into Kayani Avenue. The Redmond Centre is at the end of Kayani Avenue.
Driving: parking is limited in the Woodberry Down Community. Access if driving is only possible via Goodchild Road off Lordship Road because of building works. There is parking on Fairholt Road and surrounding roads which is about 10 mins walk from the venue.
Because of building works access to the centre by car or by foot is not possible via Springpark drive.
|09:30-10:00||Tea / Coffee / Registration|
|10:00-10:15||Opening – Eugene Ellis|
|10:15-10:50||Witnessing the wound Video presentation|
|10:50-11:20||Process in small groups|
|11:50-12:40||Goldfish bowl activity|
|13:00-14:15||Lunch and networking Cooked by Dustin Whittaker – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|14:15-15:45||Facilitated Spaces – Creative Arts Space and Body focused Space as well as open discussion spaces|
|16:00-16:30||Plenary, Noticeboard, Feedback, Closing|
“Huge amount of healing – really enjoyed the day – big thanks”