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Confronting Racism, Discrimination and Othering: Perspectives from Around the World
DISCRIMINATION and OTHERING
Perspectives from Around the World
An online series beginning January 2021
Presented by the Technology and Global Learning Committee
with Moderator Carol Jenkins
Saturday, January 16th
Events run from 10:00AM-11:30AM/EST
Your confidential entry link will be sent prior to the event.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
All over the world, and throughout human history, while select groups of people have enjoyed countless economic, social and political privileges, others have been excluded, discriminated against, and oppressed. In some countries, the relations between the powerful and the powerless are enforced and justified through racist ideologies; in others, through the discourses and practices of segregation and disenfranchisement based on social class, caste, culture, religion, or language.
In the U.S. we see institutional oppression and disenfranchisement based on race; In India, servitude and oppression is based on caste (e.g. the "untouchables") and religion (e.g. the marginalization of Muslims); in the Middle East, the plight of the oppressed Palestinians continues; and in Jamaica, class and skin color dictate clear inequities. What are the differences and common denominators among these social phenomena? How do we interrogate our own language use in these different contexts? Can ‘racism’ be an umbrella term?
This year-long online series will illuminate racism, xenophobia, classism and other forms of discrimination through their international, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary study. We will explore the ideologies and practices implicated in widespread social, economic and political inequities in various parts of the world. Our series will uncover the many roles that notions of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion and caste have been playing in denying people equal access to jobs, housing, education, and health care. We will explore how racism and discrimination are dehumanizing, depriving people of their dignity, security and even their lives. We will address the need for transformative justice, to counter the variety of processes and structures that continue to function around the world in creating alienation, suppression and otherness in societies. We hope to learn how these processes operate in different cultures, as well as how they are protested and overcome.
COMING UP *:
Yoa’d Ghanadry-Hakim (Palestine) on February 6th
Moderator Lara Sheehi
Spencer Crew (USA) on March 20, 2021
Moderator Tom Hennes
Masha Yaglom (Russia) on April 18, 2021
Moderator Max Belkin, PhD
Honey Vahali (India) on May 21, 2021
Moderator Gurmeet Kanwal, MD
Marco Posadas (Mexico) on June 12, 2021
Moderator Anton Hart, PhD
*click on the Homepage Events Calendar to register for each date
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Bill Moyers
A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations. With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-05), Bill Moyers Journal (2007-10) and Moyers & Company(2011-15). Since the company's founding in 1986, other notable productions have included the landmark 1988 series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, as well as Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life, Genesis, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, America's First River, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience,Faith & Reason, and Moyers on America.
For his work, Bill Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. In the first year it was bestowed, Moyers received the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also received the Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association and has been honored by the Television Critics Association for outstanding career achievement.
Moyers was elected to the Television Hall of Fame in 1995. The Museum of Broadcast Communications calls Moyers "One of the few broadcast journalists who might be said to approach the stature of Edward R. Murrow. Moyers' books include such bestsellers as Listening to America, The Power of Myth,Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life, Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times, and Moyers on Democracy. His most recent book, Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, was published in May 2011. He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism.
About the Moderator
Carol Jenkins is Co-President and CEO of The ERA Coalition and The Fund for Women’s Equality, sister organizations dedicated to the passage and enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment. She is an award-winning writer, an analyst and commentator on women’s issues, and an Emmy-award winning writer, an analyst and commentator on women’s issues, and an Emmy-award winning journalist. Carol is also the co-author, with her daughter, Elizabeth Hines, of Black Titan: AG Gaston and the Making of an African American Millionaire, a biography of her uncle and winner of the Best Non-Fiction Book award from the American Library Association's Black Caucus. Ms. Jenkins is based in New York City and is available for media interviews and speaking engagements.
About the Host
Maria Nardone, PhD, is Faculty and Supervisor of Psychotherapy; Director of Technology and Global Learning; Former Director of the Online Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Russian Speakers; Former Chair, Council of Fellows, and Founding member of the Center for Public Mental Health at the William Alanson White Institute. She is the author of The powerful and covert role of culture in gender discrimination and inequality, published in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2018). She is co-director of the Social Issues Department of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Nardone is Adjunct Associate Professor in Fordham University’s graduate program in Healthcare Administration, and former Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Division of Psychological Services in the Department of OB/GYN at S.U.N.Y Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nardone is an expert witness in Immigration matters including Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture; Hardship (e.g. I-601, I-601A, Cancellation of Removal); Rehabilitation (212c, 212h, 212i) and U Visa. With Tomás Casado Frankel, co-authored Psychological Aspects of Deportation and Child Custody, a chapter in Appleseed’s online Manual, Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation. She was guest speaker for the Princeton Alumni Corp series on Trauma in the Immigration Community. A graduate of the Tavistock Institute, Dr. Nardone is an executive coach and advanced organizational consultant. She has lectured in numerous academic institutions in Europe and the US. Her chapter Executive Coaching as an Organizational Intervention, was published in English and Italian in Mind-ful Consulting (Karnac, 2009, 2014). Dr. Nardone is on the Board of Give Something Back International, a non-profit that provides education for children in Southeast Asia and Haiti.
The Technology and Global Learning Committee:
Maria Nardone, Ph.D., Director of Technology and Global Learning
Max Belkin, Ph.D.
Karen Gennaro, M.D.
Anton H. Hart, Ph.D.
Gurmeet Kanwal, M.D.
Katherine Noordsij, LCSW, Ph.D.(Lit.)
Vladan Novakovic, M.D.
Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.
Hopeton Shaw, MA, NCPsyA, UKCP
David Solomon, MA
Masato Tsujikawa, Ph.D.
Cleonie White, Ph.D.