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International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016

14 September 2016

“Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain”

International Conference and Music and Healing Festival

Cape Town, South Africa

21 - 25 September 2016

 

21 September 2016

09:00 - 09:30   Opening and Welcome, Mayor of Paarl, Clarence Ford, Chairperson of IHOM Board: Canon Dalene Mark

09:30 - 10:30    Keynote address: Director, Institute for the Healing of Memories: Fr. Michael Lapsley ssm

10:30 - 11:00 Tea / Coffee

11: 00 -13:00 Lamentation process -  Introduced by Tina Schouw though songs, poetry and stories. Mapping the “World Map of Pain” Artists and poets (knowledge and acknowledgement of injustice and the pain it causes)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Panel 1: Theme: WAR and its impact

Panelist: Robert Phillips War veteran / USA;  Loret Loumouamou Refuge / Congo Brazzaville , Hadil Abbas/ Syrian Activist

(Question and answer and small group discussion)

16:00 - 16:30 Tea / coffee

16:30 -  17:00 Respondent: Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Fernández de Cossío

17:00 - 17:30 Home Groups and Closure

22 September 2016

09:00 - 09:30   Welcome and reflection

09:30 - 10:30    Panel 2: Theme:  Root Causes and antidotes to Extremism

Venezuelan Ambassador; Ms M. J. Moreno-Merida, Laurie Gaum /SA, political activist

10:30 - 11:00 Tea / Coffee

11:00 - 13:00 Theme continues: Root Causes and antidotes to Extremism (Question and answer and small group discussion) Respondent: Dr. Imam Rashied Omar,

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Panel 3 Theme: Poverty,  inequality and exclusion from the political projects

Karen Hayes Black lives matter / USA; Simone Cupido #feesmustfall / SA;  Tony Ehrenreich / SA)

(Question and answer and small group discussion)

16:00 - 16:30 Tea / coffee

16:30 - 17:00 Respondent: Venerable Banagala Upaissa Thero/ Sri Lanka

17:00 - 17:30 Home Groups and Closure

23 September

09:00 - 09:30   Welcome and reflection

0:9:30 - 10:30 The Human Condition - Architect of life and death, good and evil, war and peace Creating (The human sculpture individual and collective)

10:30 - 11:00 Tea / Coffee

11:00 - 13:00 Panel 4: Theme:  Solidarity and Healing and Creativity

Fatima Swartz: Institute for the Healing of Memories Patrick Byrne: Abolition of Torture  (ACAT) ; Mr Naito, Consul of Japan Church of Sweden; Baraa Hatoum: Building Bridges/Mobaderoon

(Question and answer and small group discussion)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 Closing remarks: Prof. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela tbc

15:00 - 15:30 Home groups

15:30 - 16:00 Conference declaration and Closing ceremony

16:00 Tea / Coffee

18:00 - 20:00 Mayoral Reception: One World Healing Festival. Paarl Civic Dress code: Smart casual

About Us

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

Contact Us

  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231