For the final day of our conference, we had a plenary by Dr. Raka Shome and Dr. Ambar Basu on the topic of “Open Dialogue on Subalternity” and one in the afternoon with our collaborators from HOME and Project X addressing the topic on “Academic-Activist Partnerships in Creating Spaces for Social Change”. We also had 2 panel sessions where the presenters shared their research work on the themes of “Communicating for Social Change” and “A Culture-Centered Approach to Social Change”. We ended the conference with a closing keynote by Mr P.V. Satheesh from the Deccan Development Society.
Plenary 03 – Open Dialogue on Subalternity
Panel 03 – Communicating for Social Change: In Action
Plenary 04 – Academic-Activist Partnerships in Creating Spaces for Social Change
For the second day of our “Communication for Social Change: Intersections of Theory & Praxis” conference, CARE had the honour of having Professor Collins O. Airhihenbuwa as the opening keynote speaker along with Dr. Ambar Basu and Professor Barbara Sharf to deliver the plenary sessions. We also had 2 different panel sessions on “Theoretical Articulations of Social Change” and “Social Change Methodologies” presented by different speakers from around the region.
Leadership for Social Justice in Global Health Communication: Why Culture Matters
Earlier this year, CARE held its first conference “Communication for Social Change: Intersections of Theory & Praxis” and it was a successful turnout. We had high profile speakers, conference participants from around the region and community members to grace the event and everyone learnt a lot from the 3 days of sharing knowledge and experiences with one another. In case you missed it, here are some recordings for the first day of the conference. Watch this space for the recordings of the rest of the days.
Introductory Talk by Conference Chair
Disrupting Sites of Power : Lecture Demonstration and Performance for Social Change
HOPE AND THE ACT OF INFORMED DIALOGUE: A DELICATE BALANCE AT END OF LIFE
After delivering her three-day workshop on Health Communications, Prof Teresa Thompson gave a talk on embracing an individual’s or a loved one’s End of Life. Prof Teresa touched on the differing approaches to hope from the beginning of the process, the issues pertaining to the denial of death, the approaches of death and other decision-making practices that come along with the process of End of Life.
“That food can be so integral to health can be something so simple but easily overlooked.” – Prof Mohan Dutta
The “Respect Our Food Rights” Campaign Launch was held yesterday at the FASS Faculty Lounge and the campaign has since been featured on our local newspapers. The advocacy for better food access to the migrant construction workers highlights the importance of regulation over the poor nutrition of the workers. This would be an important step towards ensuring food safety and security for them.
Join us as we launch our campaign, “Respect Our Food Rights”, which is jointly organised by HealthServe and CARE. Aimed to shed light and raise awareness regarding access to decent and quality food for migrant construction workers (MCWs) in Singapore, we collaborated with 60 workers who shared stories with us regarding poor quality food given to them by catering companies. See you there!