Messages to the World


 

We often use #dignism when we upload videos on YouTube
See Evelin Lindner's channel, and Gaby Saab's WDUi channel

What is the most important message you think the world must hear?
Please formulate a 'call to action' that you want to communicate to the world!


This format evolved slowly over the years. On this page, the listing starts in the year 2015, but forerunners go back all the way to our first conferences in 2003. Please consult our list of conferences. The first messages arose from the Dignilogues (Dignity + Dialogue) we conducted in our conference, later they became also "free-standing" contributions.

Mahatma Gandhi, was once asked, “What is your message to the world?” Gandhi responded by jotting down on a piece of paper: “My life is my message.”

A Message to the World is ideally 2 – 4 minutes in length, but sometimes it can also be longer. It can be an individual message, or a dialogue (Zoom is a way to pre-record your message individually or with a partner).

We would be delighted have your message so we can post it on the HumanDHS YouTube channel.
In this way, your words will be a lasting encouragement to our entire global community.

For inspiration, please see Evelin Lindner’s messages created in 2020:
English: https://youtu.be/ZzRIIlwuDU0
German/deutsch: https://youtu.be/4snzO1Ku5oc
Norwegian/norsk: https://youtu.be/SfJ_WEWpbuM
French/français: https://youtu.be/dJXCn_z-4go

See also:
Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, Norway, created a message in the light of the 22/7 terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya in 2011. Inga Bostad encourages and urges everybody to engage in dialogue.

Please note also:
• Evelin Lindner Invites into the "Message to the World" (Video 2020)
• Michael Britton and Evelin Lindner Offer Guidelines for the "World Dignity University (WDU) Message to the World" (Video 2019)
• Evelin Lindner Explains the Concept of the "Dignivideos - Messages to the World" (Video 2017)
• Michael Britton Explains the Concept of the "Dignivideos - Messages to the World" (Video 2017)

Please be aware that these are all unedited videos. Please note that many videos are uploaded on YouTube as "unlisted," others as "public." Please let us know whether you would like to change these settings for your videos or leave them as they are now. And please let us know if any links do not work, or if there are mistakes in the text in the comments field! Thank you!

We Always Ask for Permission to Post Photos and Videos (2018)
Linda Hartling Always Invites Dignity Feedback (2018)



18th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 36th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network Virtual and at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 9 – 11, 2021


We very much thank Linda Hartling, Janet Gerson, Mara Alagic and Elaine Meis for stepping up and convening this workshop on Zoom (due to the coronavirus pandemic)

• Evelin Lindner invited into the "Message to the World" (Video 2020)
• Michael Britton and Evelin Lindner offered guidelines for the "World Dignity University (WDU) Message to the World" (Video 2019)
• Evelin Lindner explained the concept of the "Dignivideos - Messages to the World" (Video 2017)
• Michael Britton explained the concept of the "Dignivideos - Messages to the World" (Video 2017)

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal explains the notion of the Cogitosphere (Video recorded on October 25, 2021, and edited by Linda Hartling). See also his remarks at the Stop Ecocide International Criminal Court side event on December 7, 2021 (see minute 1:05 in Video). Prince El Hassan bin Talal has served as the president of the Club of Rome from 1999 to 2007, and is a member of the Jordanian royal family, he is the uncle of King Abdullah II, the present King of Jordan. See also his "Message to the World" for the 2020 workshop (Video edited by Linda Hartling on January 3, 2021 | original Video recorded by His Royal Highness in the Majlis in Amman, Jordan, on December 10, 2020 | unedited Video of how his message was embedded into Day Three of this workshop).

Thomas Hylland Eriksen: "Message to the World" (Video | Video recorded on November 20, 2021)
Emmanuel Ndahimana: "Message to the World" (Video | Video recorded on November 30, 2021)
Konstanze Abouleish: "Message to the World" (Video | Video recorded on November 16, 2021)
Sultan Somjee: "Message to the World: Collective Humanity as Said in Africa — Utu Ubuntu" (Video Day Two | Video Day Three | Video edited by Evelin Lindner from PowerPoint prepared on November 6, 2021)
D. Raja Ganesan: "Message to the World" (Video edited by Linda Hartling from PowerPoint prepared on November 10, 2021)
Deepak Tripathi: "Dignity Manifestor" (Video | Video | Text created on November 21, 2021)
Riane Eisler: "Message to the World" (Video | Video recorded on September 3, 2021)
Harold Becker: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 11, 2021)
Rabbi David Rosen: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on September 26, 2021)
Ada Aharoni: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on October 5, 2021)
Glen Martin: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 21, 2021)
Élison Santos: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 21, 2021)
Greg Anderson: "Message to the World: Dignity Must Be Plural" (Video recorded on December 1, 2021) and paper Humans Have Always Lived in a World of Many Worlds, November 15, 2020)
Ragnhild Nilsen: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 4, 2021) and "Report on Dignity Work" (Video recorded on November 4, 2021)
Anoop Swarup: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 15, 2021)
Shahid Kamal: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 15, 2021)
Hayal Köksal: "Message to the World" (Video | Video recorded on November 4, 2021)
John McFadden: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 16, 2021)
Virginia Swain: "Message to the World for 2022" (Video recorded on November 23, 2021)
Henry (Hank) Greenspan: "Message to the World: Mars" (Video recorded on November 24, 2021)
Rodrigue Tremblay: "Message to the World" (Text, prepared on October 13, 2021)
Angélica L. M. Walker: "Message to the World" (Video Day Two | Video Day Three | Video recorded on December 8, 2021)
Martha Eddy: "Message to the World" (Video on Day Three of the workshop | Rise Up: Cancer Survivor/Thriver Dance, created on September 29, 2020 Video)
Mechthild "Mecke" Nagel: "Message to the World" (Video)



17th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 35th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network Virtual and at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 10 – 12, 2020

We very much thank Linda Hartling, Janet Gerson, Mara Alagic and Elaine Meis for stepping up and convening this workshop on Zoom (due to the coronavirus pandemic)

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal: "Message to the World" (Video edited by Linda Hartling on January 3, 2021 | original Video recorded by His Royal Highness in the Majlis in Amman, Jordan, on December 10, 2020 | unedited Video of how his message was embedded into Day Three of this workshop). Prince El Hassan bin Talal has served as the president of the Club of Rome from 1999 to 2007, and is a member of the Jordanian royal family, he is the uncle of King Abdullah II, the present King of Jordan
Kathy Beckwith: "Message to the World — Dignity through Kindness, Respect, and Peace" (Video recorded on November 26, 2020)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on October 25, 2020)
• Evelin Lindner: English, German/deutsch, Norwegian/norsk, French/français (videos recorded on October 30, 2020)
Hayal Köksal: "Message to the World" (Video recorded on November 28, 2020)
Georg Geckler: "Message to the World" (Text | Video recorded on November 30, 2020)
Lucien Lombardo: "Message to the World — Learning about Dignity" (Text | Video recorded on December 5, 2020)
Michael Perlin: "Message to the World" (Text | Video | Video recorded on December 7, 2020)
Christopher Pollmann: "Message to the World — About a Vicious Spiral against Muslims in France" (Text | Video | Short Video | Long Video recorded on December 7, 2020)
Message to the World — Prevent Domestic Violence (a PSA shared by Anna Strout on November 15, 2020 | Small poster) (PSA = a public service announcement in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness)
Ani Kalayjian: "Message to the World — Transforming Humiliation Through Meaningful World Mindful Actions" (Video Day Three | HumanDHS channel | Meaningful World channel, video recorded on December 8, 2020)
Lyndon Harris: "Message to the World — Forgiveness" (Video | Video recorded on December 10, 2020 | see also his Dignilogue on Forgiveness Video | Video of his Announcement | Video of his Afterthoughts)
Marilyn Langlois: "Message to the World" (Video)
Vinod Verma: "Message to the World" (Video | see also Call the Whistle, Documentary shared on December 11, 2020 | see his Gift of Singing Video)
Gershon Mitchel: "Message to the World" (Video | see also his Note of Gratitude Video | First Things First: A Universal Truth — A Poem Spoken recording on December 4, 2020)
• Message from Emmanuel Ndahimana (Video| Bishop Desmond Tutu Explains Ubuntu Video)
Father Jean d'Amour: "Message to the World" (Video | see also his contribution to Dignilogue 3: "I Prefer to Die With Them" The Story of Rwandan Heroine Félicité Niyitegeka Video | original film on Gwen Gates's channel | HumanDHS channel, September 11, 2020)
Peter Barus: "Message to the World" (Video)
Virginia Swain: "Message to the World" (Video)
Harold Becker: "Message to the World" (Video | see also The Love Foundation — Celebrating 20 Years and We Are Love, Orlando, Florida, September 30, 2020)
George Iheanacho: "Message to the World" (Video)



16th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 34th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 5 - 6, 2019

Day One, December 5, 2019
• 20.1 WDU Message: Just Dance!
• 20.2 WDU Message: Just Dance!
• 21 WDU Message: "International Center for Assault Prevention"
• 22 WDU Message: "Violence Prevention"
• 23 WDU Message: "Circle of Courage and Hope"
• 24 WDU Message: "Conceptualizing Dignity"
Day Two, December 6, 2019
• 73 WDU Message: "Dignity Exchange"
• 74 WDU Message: "Transcending Political Humiliation"
• 75 WDU Message: "Climate Change and Dignity"
• 76 WDU Message: "Dignity as a Process: Can Dignity Be Taken Away?"



33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil
28th August – 7th September 2019

A 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth' Amazonia, Brasil '

Evelin Lindner's Message to the City Council of Marabá in the Amazonian State of Pará, Brasil (recorded on her own camera)
video-recording on Evelin's camera
– the relevant section edited out by Evelin Lindner from the video of the entire session (cell phone version) that was recorded by the City Hall and posted on their Facebook page
This is Evelin Lindner's message to the City Hall of Marabá, Pará, Amazon, Brasil, on 28th August 2019. At the opening of the ordinary session on the morning of Wednesday, 28th August 2109, the Marabá City Council welcomed members of the Rivers of Encounter Project. Evelin Lindner was invited to deliver a brief message at a time when the Amazon Rainforest was on fire. Dan Baron translated from English to Portuguese. Evelin Lindner was in Marabá as one of the conveners of the 33rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a 'Caravan' conference titled 'Cultivating Good Living Amazon: Nurturing Solidarity with Mother Earth', 28th August – 7th September 2019. The conference was followed by a global WhatsApp group of 50 participants.
See also the article in the local newspaper Correio: 'Jovens vão à Europa defender a Amazônia'. See, furthermore, Rios de Encontro: Towards a Good Living Amazon (Flying River Tour)



15th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 32nd Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 6 - 7, 2018


Day One, December 6, 2018
• 25 WDU Message: "Therapeutic Jurisprudence"
• 26 WDU Message: "Relational Dignity" (unfortunately the recording failed)
• 27 WDU Message: "Stories of Humiliation Reframed as Stories of Dignity"
• 28 WDU Message: "Love, Dignity, and the Deeply Forgetful"
• 29 WDU Message: "Explore Compassion-Motivated Practices"
Day Two, December 7, 2018
• 56 WDU Message: "Forgiveness"
• 57 WDU Message: "Every Person Has Worth - Because They Are Alive"
(unfortunately the audio failed after Amy Silveman's introduction)
• 58 WDU Message: "Law and Justice"
• 59 WDU Message: "Dalits in India"
• 60 WDU Message: "Nonverbal Language of Dignity and Human Relations"
• 61 WDU Message: "Improv Theater"



31st Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Cairo, Egypt
21st - 24th September 2018

'Dignity and Innovation – Strategies for a Sustainable Future, with a Special Focus on Agriculture and Water'

Day One, 21st September 2018
• 32 WDU Message: Ragnhild Nilsen and Helmy Abouleish (Version edited by Effat Yehia)
Day Two, 22nd September 2018
• 37 WDU Message: Ute Meinel and Kees Hulsman
• 38 WDU Message: Zaynab El Bernoussi and Linda Kabaira
Day Three, 23rd September 2018
• 39 WDU Message: Linda Kabaira and Maya von Maltzan
• 40 WDU Message: Ragnhild Nilsen and Evelin Lindner



14th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 30th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 7 - 8, 2017


Day One, December 7, 2017
• 21 Evelin Lindner Explains the "WDU Message to the World"
• 26 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "How to Reach the Unreachable About the Marginalized?"
• 27 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Education for Dignity" (unfortunately recorded without audio)
• 28 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "How to "Do" Dignity - Dignity As a Verb"
• 29 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "Ageism Goes Both Ways!" (unfortunately, only the preparations were recorded)
Day Two, December 8, 2017:
• 62 Michael Britton Explains the "WDU Message to the World"
• 63 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Can Dignity Become a Constitutional Right?" (unfortunately, only the preparations were recorded, see Zaynab El Bernoussi's summary)
• 64 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "Restorative Justice and Forgiveness"
• 65 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "Dignity, Technology and Evolution"
• 66 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "Transforming Power Abuse into Dignity"



29th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Indore, India
16th - 19th August 2017

'Dignity in Times of Globalisation'

Day One, 16th August, 2017:
• 01 WDU Message: Vinita Raj and Katyayani Singh
Day Two, 17th August, 2017:
• 02 WDU Message: Michael W. Morgan and Dr. Rajesh Dixit
• 03 WDU Message: Avi Shahaf and Rachana Ghadge
• 04 WDU Message: Michael W. Morgan and Evelin Lindner
• 05 WDU Message: Donna T. Fujimoto and Vinita Raj
• 06 WDU Message: Katyayani Singh and Evelin Lindner
Day Three, 18th August, 2017:
• 07 WDU Message: Mamta Siwakoti and Evelin Lindner
• 08 WDU Message: Shashi Kumar and Michael W. Morgan
• 09 WDU Message: Dr. Rajesh Dixit, Dr. Amita Neerav, and Evelin Lindner (17th September 2017) (Hindi)
• 10 WDU Message: Dr. Rajesh Dixit, Dr. Amita Neerav, and Evelin Lindner (17th September 2017) (English)



13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 28th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016


Day One, December 8, 2016
•  10 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making
•  11 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Being an Effective Ally"
•  12 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Mindful Communications"
•  13 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "Systemic Humiliation"
•  14 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "The Path of Forgiveness"
•  15 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Creating a Dignity Classroom"
Day Two, December 9, 2016:
•  27 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making
•  28 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "How to Respond in a More Dignified Way to a New Reality"
•  29 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "DigniLego, or DigniPlay"
•  30 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "The Dark Side of Empathy"
•  31 Co-Created Dignilogue 9 "The Bright Side of Empathy"
•  32 Co-Created Dignilogue 10 "A Dignifying Experience"



27th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Dubrovnik, Croatia
19th - 23rd September 2016

'Cities at Risk - From Humiliation to Dignity'

'From Past to Present: How Writing and Writing Systems Impact Dignity in Human Interaction', Michael Schulte and Merle Lefkoff
'Dignifying Global Business - Fair Trade: A New Paradigm?', Ragnhild Nilsen and Avi Shahaf
Sharing Fairytales and Fables from Different Cultures - and Learning Peace, Glyn Rimmington and Uli Spalthoff
Climatic Theatre – Addressing World Issues through Aesthetics, Heidrun Sølna Øverby and Kjell Skyllstad
How Do Humiliation and Dignity Contribute to Conflict? Is Dignity Given or Learnt?, Bussakorn Binson and Ljoba Jenče
Music, Migration and Minorities: Promoting the Intercultural City, Kjell Skyllstad, Bussakorn Binson, and Svanibor Pettan
Altruism Is Not Self-Negation, It Is Recognising the Universality of Human Anguish, Rachel Aspögård and Evelin Lindner
How Can We Advance the Value of Human Dignity in Relation to Urban Population?, Avi Shahaf and Lasanthi Manaranjanie
Indigenous Knowledge and the New Science of Complex Adaptive Systems, Merle Lefkoff and Kjell Skyllstad
The Dignity Star Idea, Merle Lefkoff and Evelin Lindner
Cultural and Community Planning: Organizing for Power and Building Local Capacity, Tom Borrup and Glyn Rimmington



Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Southeast Europe, with Ardian Adžanela, 1st August - end of September 2016Southeast Europe
, 1st August - end of September 2016

Ardian Adžanela Reflects on Solidarity and Mutuality, Sarajevo, 14th August 2016
On 14th August 2016, Ardian Adžanela reflected on solidarity and mutuality, and how he observed it flourishing in the midst of the suffering of the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995), more than after the siege. Evelin Lindner did the video-taping.
See also photos.



12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 26th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015


•  16 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Message to the World": James Shanahan: Shame, Power, and Healing Dynamics, December 3, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by by James Shanahan, titled "Shame, Power, and Healing Dynamics," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Detective James T. Shanahan, Police Department of the City of New York Office of the Deputy Commissioner, teaches also at John Jay College of Criminal Law. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  17 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Message to the World": Daniel Rothbart: Systemic Humiliation: War, Tyranny, Racism, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by Daniel Rothbart, titled "Systemic Humiliation: War, Tyranny, Racism," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Daniel Rothbart is Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, conflict theory and philosophy, the causes of protracted violence, and civilians in war. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  18 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "Message to the World": Lyndon Harris: Gardens of Forgiveness: Bringing Attention, Curiosity, andInterconnectivity, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by Lyndon Harris, titled "Gardens of Forgiveness: Bringing Attention, Curiosity, and Interconnectivity," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Lyndon Harris was the priest in charge of St. Paul's Chapel at Trinity on Wall Street in the summer of 2001. Amidst a world-turned-upside-down on September 11, 2001, he worked with a volunteer force that rose to 15,000 people. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  19 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "Message to the World": David Yau-Fai Ho and Caise Hassan: Transforming Madness into Dignity and Leadership Assessment, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by by David Yau Fai Ho and Caise Hassan, titled "Transforming Madness into Dignity and Leadership Assessment," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Professor David Yau-fai Ho received his doctoral training in psychology and logic in the United States. He was responsible for introduction of clinical psychology into Hong Kong, and served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1996. Professor Ho has authored more than 100 contributions in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and education. He has held professorial appointments in Hong Kong, North America, Hawai'i, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Mainland China, and was the first Asian to serve as President of the International Council of Psychologists (1988-1989). In 2014, his book "Enlightened or Mad? A Psychologist Glimpses into Mystical Magnanimity" was publiched by Dignity Press. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  44 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Message to the World": Bonnie Selterman: Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 5 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Bonnie Selterman, titled "Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?" on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Bonnie Selterman has been teaching Human Communication and Culture at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development since 1997, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award conferred by the NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  45 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "Message to the World": Christine de Michele: How Music Breaks Down Barriers and Shame, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 6 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Christine de Michele, titled "How Music Breaks Down Barriers and Shame," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator (see www.christinedemichele.com). We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  46 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "Message to the World": David Balosa: Global Intercultural Citizenship, December 4, 2015 (Pdf | Powerpoint)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 7 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by David Balosa, titled "Global Intercultural Citizenship," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. David Balosa is an Angolan-American Scholar, whose research interests include language domination, Spanish in the US, Political discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, interculturality, critical intercultural communication theories, and postcolonial theories. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  47 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "Message to the World": Connie Dawson: Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules & Mariana Vergara: Mindfulness in Action, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 8 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Connie Dawson and Mariana Vergara, titled "Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules & Mindfulness in Action," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Connie Dawson, Ph.D., is a counselor educator and a therapist specializing in the treatment of attachment disorders, and is an author of two books for parents, one of them written for parents who, themselves, experienced shame-based parenting. This has led to her current interest in how shame/ humiliation is a primary means of control in families. Mariana Vergara has just defended her doctorate at Columbia University. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!