HSD Research seminar series - Intergenerational Trauma and Memory: Implications for social cohesion in contemporary South Africa

Human Sciences Research Council The impact of South Africa’s race based oppression on social cohesion Pretoria, Thursday 16 March 2017 – Coming ahead of Freedom Month 2017, the Department of Science and Technology, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Freedom Park will host a discussion looking at the Intergenerational trauma and memory: Implications for social cohesion in contemporary South Africa. The seminar will look at, amongst others, South Africa’s history of race based oppression and the long-term traumatic impact of violence that usually accompanies civil strife. Scholars are of the view that these traumatic memories of past conflict are seldom forgotten and may affect also future generations through what is known as transgenerational transmission of trauma. This conversation is timely in light of questions around the cohesion of South African society and what can be done to ensure the durability of our democracy. The dialogue is designed to amongst others, showcase research and knowledge production in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), which is generated by the National System of Innovation (NSI) and serve as a Serve as vehicles for disseminating research evidence to wider and diverse audiences. Media is invited to attend as follows: Date Friday 31 March 2017 Time 09h00-17h00 Venue Freedom Park Koch St & 7th Avenue Salvokop, Pretoria Contact Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Naomi Madima on 060 961 3851 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Interviews can be facilitated with spokespeople.