Creating Conversations

Creating Conversations

Creating Conversations is an event series designed to bring people together with the understanding that DFV is a ‘shared social issue’. It supports individuals, organisations and communities to understand violence and to reflect on how to respond in ways that uphold dignity and build on safety.

“We all have a role, we all have a part whether we want to take it up consciously or not.”

Dr Allan Wade, Centre for Response-Based Practice

Creating Conversations events are designed to:

  • Provide an opportunity for people and organisations that wouldn’t normally intersect or come together.
  • Create the conditions for conversations that enable sharing and learning about each other’s challenges, contexts and contributions.
  • Discover the possibilities for individual, organisational and collective responses and pathways for progress.

Explore the Creating Conversations Events that have occurred and events coming up.

Our Social Response – November 2017

“Social Responses are the most potent preventative powerful force” (Dr Coates)
Link to videos  |  Participants Feedback  |  Creating Conversation Kit

Resistance, Response and Evidence – July 2018

“If we get better at addressing violence we get better at almost everything. Because it is at the bottom of so many diverse forms of suffering” (Dr Wade)
Link to videos  |  Participants  |  Feedback  |  Creating Conversation Kit

Resistance, Safety and Language – August 2018

“In the most abject and horrible circumstance – how is it that people retain dignity, and preserve dignity and the dignity of one another.” (Dr Wade)
Link to videos  |  Participants  |  Feedback  |  Creating Conversation Kit

Language and Violence (Language Lab) – November 2018

“The problem of violence is inextricably linked to the problem of representation.” (Dr Coates & Dr Wade)
Link to the Language Lab for the Video | Participants | Feedback | Resource Kit | Tool for Social Responders | Tool for People with Lived Experience of Violence

Coming Up 2019

The following events are open to any person from any context – places are limited and bookings essential

Masterclass on Re-purposing the Cycle of Violence – March 2019 (open – bookings essential)

Conversations with Dr Linda Coates and Dr Allan Wade – March 2019 (open – bookings essential) 

The following events are invite only

Masterclass with Seventh Day Adventist Church South Pacific Division (AdSAFE and Disciple Ministries Team) – March 2019

Masterclass with Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) – March 2019

Masterclass with Organisations who are members of the Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) – March 2019

Masterclass with Practice Exchange Participants – March 2019

Masterclass NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) March 2019

Lecture with University of Sydney Faculty of Law Students – March 2019