Traumatic Memory, Narrative and Identity—Pathways to Understanding
Research suggests a family’s or community’s narrative profoundly affects attitude and identity of future generations. Prof. Bonnie Burstow, expert on traumatic memory, and Jeff Wilkinson, educator and researcher, will explore how dialogue enhances present and future understanding by increasing knowledge and acceptance of experiences and memory of the historical other. Human rights advocate and educator, Dr. Karen Mock, will moderate.
This program is part of Holocaust Education Week programming and will be of interest to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity and human rights educators, as well as all community members whose families and/or communities have been traumatized in the past. We will explore the importance of memory, how to preserve history, and the impact of deep dialogue for increasing acceptance and understanding of each other.