The Promise and Limits of Restitution: Returning to ‘Congo’: V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Bayo Akomolafe in Conversation
VIRTUAL EVENT: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET / 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CET
How do our concepts of trauma and violence matter today? What does it mean to be safe in times of exposure? Is there an iteration of forgiveness that is a political refusal to reinscribe the conditions that needed forgiving? Are there limits to saying sorry?
Join us on December 1, 2022 (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET / 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CET) for our next event in the ongoing series the Edges in the Middle, where V (formerly known as Eve Ensler, award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues) and Democracy & Belonging Forum Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe will explore ‘Congo’ – not merely as a country in Central Africa and site of V’s “City of Joy”, but as a useful metaphor to explore contemporary politics. In a time when things are heating up (quite literally), V and Bayo will examine and discuss trauma, forgiveness, restoration, healing, safety, and a politics that goes beyond.
Registration is free. A link to gain access to the virtual event will be sent via email before the event. Live ASL interpretation and closed captions will be provided.
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