Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
It's what needs to happen...
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not the inundation of the 'slave narrative' in our culture is beneficial. While our narratives certainly need to be told, what we are presented with tends to be myopic and individualistic in scope. Victories can never be viewed as a collective experience, nor can it be one where women contribute to leadership. It's also a narrative where the oppressors (to varying degrees) still end up as the victor.The 'slave narrative' is also usually relegated to a particular point in history, on a particular place on the map; thereby making no connections to the global effects of the legacy of neocolonialism. And most of all, the 'slave narrative' focuses directly on constant exposure to trauma, and rarely if ever, a solution.
In many cases, the consistent exposure to trauma lends to rationalization of the abuse which occurs in our communities.
In what ways can our stories be told, promoting community and healing?
(Image: Memory for the Slaves, Brocken Inaglory, Creative Commons)