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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 Max Belkin
Sunday, April 18th
Events run from 10:00AM-11:30AM/EST
Your entry link will be emailed to you 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 *:
Juan Mezzich (Peru) on May 21, 2021
Moderator Vladan Novakovic, 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: Masha Yaglom (Russia)
Masha Yaglom, LCSW, MS, is an interpersonal psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC. She is a supervisor and teacher of psychoanalysis and is affiliated with the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis, the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and with Machanayim Jewish Heritage Center. Masha Yaglom came to the U.S. as a refugee from the Former Soviet Union in 1988. Back in the USSR she was trained as a clinical psychologist, was part of a political dissidents’ and refuseniks’ community and participated in the Jewish Heritage liberation movement.
About the Moderator
Max Belkin, PhD, is a Fellow, Supervisor of Psychotherapy, and Director of the online Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Russian speakers at the William Alanson White Institute; Adjunct Instructor at New York University; Associate Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis; editor, with Cleonie White, PhD, of Intersectionality and Relational Psychoanalysis: New Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Sexuality. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
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.