24th Annual Dignity Conference in New York City

Dignity Road Report* - December, 2014

11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, New York City, December 4-5, 2014

This workshop had two parts:
• Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5.00 pm–7.00 pm: Public Event
• Thursday and Friday, December 4–5, 2014, 10 am-5.00 pm: Two-day Workshop

This workshop was the eleventh in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 workshops, and a compilation of all NY workshops.

Our events differ from traditional conferences where speakers are invited and funded by organizers and audiences pay a registration or entrance fee to listen to the speakers. Usually, organizers gather speakers who "market" their knowledge to an audience. We wish to transcend the separation between speakers and audiences and nurture our gatherings in the spirit of what we call Dignilogue (dignity + dialogue). There is no monetary remuneration involved in our events. Participants join the workshop because they wish to share their work, their experiences, and their insights. The main point of our work is the nurturing of a global dignity community. Our events are a labor of love, just as is everything else connected with our network. None of us is being paid, including the organizers, there is no traditional fundraising and no profit involved. We share the minimal overhead in a dignity economy approach by everybody contributing according to ability.

See here the entire newsletter 24 prepared by Evelin Lindner in after the workshop.
See also the newsletters written after previous workshops: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.