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The unfolding tragic disasters over the last months -- hurricanes, fires, floods, political turmoil, refugee crises, mass shootings -- have left us speechless. We struggle to find enough healing words and actions that will offer courage and comfort to all who are impacted by these heartbreaking developments.
Thank you for connecting with us in our efforts to create a world of dignity for all!
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Annual Workshop on Transforming
Humiliation and Violent Conflict
The Nature of Dignity -- The Dignity of Nature"
Image courtesy of Gerd Altman
Columbia University, New York City
Teachers College, Everett Lounge
December 7th - 8th, 2017
The dramatic and dangerous consequences of climate change -- hurricanes, floods, fires, displaced refugees, political conflict sparking violence -- inspired our workshop theme this year. We invite everyone to consider how practicing mutual dignity not only protects and replenishes our human relationships, it protects our planet, especially in times of crisis.
Whether you join us as a creative contributor, a supporter, an active listener, a moderator, a dialogue facilitator, or in some other collaborative capacity, we want to emphasize that everyone in the workshop plays an important role in creating a
climate of connection and
mutual learning on the path to dignity!
Our Approach: Dignity and Dialogue
Our conferences and workshops are designed to widen space for collaboration, conversation, and mutually energizing connections. We strive to move beyond the conventional lecture/presentation format to meet in a spirit of shared humility and equal dignity.
In addition to our preplanned Dignilogue
Dignilogue = Dignity + Dialogue), our afternoons will be action-oriented and organized around Co-Created Dignilogue Groups.
These groups will focus on topics of interest proposed by YOU. Rather than planning a "presentation," we encourage you to come as you are and enjoy the mutual learning experience of engaging in -- or even facilitating -- authentic, creative conversations that lead to new ideas and new opportunities for action.
- Please join us in thanking Phil Brown for leading us as we organize our Co-Created Dignilogues.
The grand finale of each afternoon will be inviting representatives from each Co-Created Dignilogue Group to make a
a "message to the world," in which they share their group's insights on what the world needs to heed if we want to create a dignified future. For example, please see the wonderful
from our 2017 Dignity Conference in India.
These videos will be treasured contributions to our
World Dignity University initiative
, inspiring future generations of our
Registration, Abstracts, and Papers
Delightful Dignilogue Moderators:
David Yamada and Annette Engler
Many of you have already registered for our workshop, and your name is already listed on the
. We welcome you most warmly! You may wish to check whether your biographical sketch is on our website, and, if yes, is it up to date?
- If you have an abstract or a paper you wish to share (or you develop a new paper that emerges from the inspiration that our workshop experience brought to you), you are warmly invited to send it to us so we can publish it on our HumanDHS website.
- For those of you who would still like to join us and have not yet registered, please kindly send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to hear from you by November 24th or sooner.
Again, we are very much looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!
Everyone is Welcome to Our Public Event
Evelin Lindner, MD, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Teachers College, Everett Lounge
"Evelin Lindner is one of the most important, present-day actors for peace, international solidarity and conflict resolution, human rights and democracy building, and in this book she addresses the most burning issues of our time -- terrorism and the quest for a dignified world.
-- Inga Bostad, Professor of Philosophy, Director, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights,
University of Oslo, Norway.
We look forward to having you with us at our
to celebrate the publication of
monumental new book!
Please Welcome Our Careholder Team and Our Dignigardeners
Please join us in recognizing and thanking our
Team of Careholders and
Dignigardeners who make this program possible!
- Careholders oversee crucial components of the workshop, including welcoming and registration, meeting/greeting, videography/photography, music/movement, moderating/facilitating, and timekeeping. Their efforts nurture the unique relational climate that encourages rich, empathic, and energized engagement.
Our Careholder Team will gather to prepare the meeting room at 8:00 AM (Thursday, December 7th, Teachers College, Everett Lounge). If you would like to join our Careholder Team, we warmly welcome your interest and support. Please send us an email to let us know you would like to help: email@example.com
- Dignigardners play an important role encouraging, supporting, and recognizing dignifying dialogue throughout the workshop. We are delighted to welcome these skillful friends to support everyone in their efforts to create the relational space that generates thoughtful connection and constructive collaboration.
Moments of Music, Movement, and Dance
We have a wealth of creative talent in our HumanDHS community. This has inspired us to "keep art close to our hearts" during our workshops. In particular, we welcome returning friends to share their creative talents by bringing us together and organizing transitions between workshop activities. Please kindly remember to thank them for their generous contributions!
A Special Thanks to the MD-ICCCR in Loving Memory of Morton Deutsch
Welcome to Our Workshop!
P.S. We encourage you to print and retain this reminder to help you with your travel plans. Please bring your picture ID and a copy of your invitation or program, so you can show it at the entrance of Teachers College.
A Special Note: We want to thank all of you for protecting your health prior to and throughout the workshop. Since we meet during flu and cold season, we feel a special responsibility to encourage everyone to be proactive in their efforts to protect their own health as well as protect the health of all who join us for this workshop. Our deepest gratitude for your kind care.
An Ecolinguistics Poster for YOU!
Many, many thanks to peace linguist
Francisco Gomes de Matos
, member of our HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, for sharing this beautiful poster with our
The poster comes from Francisco's forthcoming e-book
Rhymed Reflections. A Forest of Ideas/Ideals, to be published
by ABA Global Education, Recife, Brazil.
You may also download
Celebrating Everyone's Contribution!
29th Annual Conference in India
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
Dignity in Times of Globalisation
Annual Dignity Conference - Day 1
Madhya Pradesh, Central India
16th - 19th, 2017
Celebrating Our Indore Friends and Participants!
We had a remarkable dignity conference in Indore, India! There are not enough words to express our appreciation, recognition, and deep gratitude to all those who made this conference possible!
Video of Pranjali Singh Parihar teaching
Kathak dance to Nira Shahaf
Everyone participated by not only offering their particular personal perspectives, everyone also engaged in an enormously enriching process of co-creating new horizons of meaning for ourselves and for our societies, including world society.
We invite you to visit the
to see the program, papers, pictures, and videos that tell the story of this richly diverse and remarkable event!
Please allow us to express our profound gratitude to the esteemed inspirer of this conference, our dear
, and to our gracious host, the
, with Swapnil Kothari as Founder and Chairman of the Indore-Indira Group, and Sarabjeet Singh Bharaj as CEO and director of the Indore-Indira Group. Our
conference was honored to be the very first event of the newly accredited Renaissance University.
Our gratitude also goes to the wonderful team around Amol Mishra, with Vinita Raj, Menika Soni Jadon, Pooja Upadhaya Vyas, Rachana Ghadge, and many others, together with the great principal of the Renaissance College, Dr. Rajesh Dixit, with his distinguished faculty.
We are so proud that we were able to honor and celebrate our host teams with our
Beacon of Dignity Award! We did this during our Public Event on August 19th! And we would also like to express our warmest gratitude to Suraj Pillai and Amit Singh for being with us untiringly, recording videos, taking photos, and making sure that our IT systems worked!
wish to acknowledge
, who so wonderfully took the responsibility of coordinating our Dignilogues!
Warmest Congratulations to Everyone for Co-Creating a Remarkable Conference!