Manifestations of Woundedness - Violence and Xenophobia
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, War Trauma Foundation (Netherlands), The International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) and the African Centre for Migration & Society cordially invite you to a book launch and public discussion coinciding with the hosting of an international conference titled ‘Healing communities, transforming society: Exploring the interconnectedness between psycho-social needs, practice and peacebuilding’.
Given the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa, the volume has a deep resonance, as it traces through in-depth case studies how migrant residents seek support, to cope and to heal, going beyond what mental health professionals traditionally consider support mechanisms or interventions for those in distress. The book will be launched as part of a public panel discussion focused on the current context for migrants in South Africa and abroad.
Professor Brandon Hamber
Director, International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
University of the Free State, South Africa
Dr Ingrid Palmary
Director and Associate Professor African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand
DATE: 7 May 2015
TIME: 6 for 6:30pm
VENUE: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown, Johannesburg
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