#ICA2021 @ CARE

CARE has been awarded a grant from the International Communication Association (ICA) to host a regional hub for the 2021 ICA Conference. CARE is especially delighted as Theme Co-Chair of the 2021 ICA that we are able to host this hub in Aotearoa with the theme of “Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication,Connectedness, and Social Justice.”

The hub will be hosted as a face-to-face conference that complements the virtual conference, with spotlight sessions that are focused on work in Aotearoa. The conference will be hosted from May 27 to May 31, 2021.

The Hub will operate in a hybrid model, with face-to-face participation complementing virtual participation. It will feature two spotlight sessions per day for the five days of the conference that bring together participants around themes, and host face-to-face conversations around the virtual sessions. Participants will indicate their preferences for the sessions around which they would like to have face-to-face conversations. They will watch the virtual session together, followed by a discussion of the themes emergent from the session.

In addition, each spotlight session will be complemented with a complementary workshop held on May 26 and May 27, where participants will bring in their manuscripts accepted at ICA and rework them for publication. These workshops will be led by journal editors and editorial board members of leading journals of the discipline.

CARE ICA 2021 Pre Conference –
Hybrid Workshop – 26th – 27th May 2021
ICA21 Regional Hub in Aotearoa
@ CARE, Massey University
28th – 31st May 2021

The ICA Regional Hub at CARE will complement a one-day hybrid workshop on “Centering Care: Methodologies of the Global South.” The workshop will bring in scholars from across the global south in virtual sessions, working alongside face-to-face interactions, focusing on key methodological questions in scholarship of/from the Global South. Aligned with the conference theme, the workshop will center the essential work of care in organizing research and practice in universities. Sessions will connect with local organizers and activists in generating conversations on key questions of care work in the generation of decolonizing knowledge. Centering the principles of Kaupapa Māori, the workshop will explore the decolonizing work of care in culture-centered methods.

As a theme co-chair, Prof. Mohan Dutta will be hosting a closing plenary with academics and activists on the theme, “Empire and the global politics of care: Academic-activism, social justice, and Southern imaginaries.”

To be a part of the #ICA21 Regional Hub RSVP below or email your contact details to Breeze Mehta: b.s.mehta@massey.ac.nz

RSVP Here 

To be a part of the complementary Hybrid workshop : Centering Care: Methodologies of the Global South, RSVP below or email your contact details to Breeze Mehta: b.s.mehta@massey.ac.nz and we will be in touch with you.

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CARE Lecture Series-Decolonizing Metrics: Re-imagining the University


Lecture #1 with Prof. Mohan Dutta Dean’s Chair Professor, Massey University and Director, CARE

Event Details:
Wednesday, 24th February 2021 @ 12PM NZDT
Venue: CARE Lab BSC 1.06, Manawatu campus, Massey University

Facebook Livestream: @CAREMassey
Link: TBC

About the Lecture Series:
In this three part lecture, Professor Mohan Dutta, Dean’s Chair Professor and Director, CARE will critically interrogate the interplays of colonialism and capitalism in shaping the metrics-driven University. The critical interrogation will serve as the basis for imagining a politics of renewal that foregrounds the concepts of community, collective, and care as the basis for decolonization work. In the first lecture, the metrics-driven framework of higher education will be described and critically analysed. The second lecture will offer a nuts-and-bolts analysis of the metrics driving universities globally. The third and final lecture of the series will draw out decolonizing strategies of resistance that interrogate the political economy of metrics and offer alternative imaginaries. The lecture will wrap up with a collective conversation on decolonizing possibilities that offer pathways for social change.

#CARELectureSeries, #DecolonizingMetrics, #ReImaginingUniversity, #CARECCA #CAREMassey, #MasseyUni

CARE #End The Hate Lecture Series: Lecture 1:

“Hindutva 2.0 as Information Ecology”

with Associate Prof. Anustup Basu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Event Details:
Wednesday, 10th February 2021 @ 6PM NZDT
Facebook Livestream: @CAREMassey
Link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/posts/4520591251290578

Abstract:
As an ideology, Hindu nationalism has traditionally struggled to create a universal ‘monotheme’ for a larger, pan-Indian Hindu community. That is, to unite believers in different gods and goddesses — different caste, linguistic, cultural, and regional groups — into an axiomatic identity. This was obviously a difficult project because Hinduism had no universal ‘church’ and there were no traditional ways of brining a people divided by caste and untouchability under one roof as a congregation or ‘flock.’ In the course of the twentieth century, Hindutva had attempted to recast disparate energies of ‘Hinduism’ into a ‘Political Monotheism’ with a jealous mission and one destination narrative. It had used disciplinary institutions like the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), ecumenical organizations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), and organs of print capitalism to that purpose. This paper inquires whether we now have a dispensation of Hindutva 2.0, that is, an electronic information culture that seeks to create a new, increasingly pan-Indian and transnational virtual Hindu ‘commons’ beyond traditional caste strictures and taboos pertaining to custom, touch, food, or water.


Author of “Hindutva as Political Monotheism” (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020)Bio:
Dr. Basu is an Associate Professor of English, Criticism, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Profile: http://www.english.illinois.edu/people/basu1Author of “Hindutva as Political Monotheism” (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020)https://www.dukeupress.edu/hindutva-as-political-monotheism

#CAREMassey #CARECCA,  #EndTheHate ,#CARELectureSeries, #Hindutva, #InformationEcology, #MaseyUni, #MasseyBusinessSchool,

CARE PUBLIC TALK SERIES: Transforming Indigenous Education: Kaupapa Māori Enactment with Distinguished Prof. Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Massey University

CARE PUBLIC TALK SERIES : Transforming Indigenous Education: Kaupapa Māori Enactment with Distinguished Prof. Graham Hingangaroa Smith,Distinguished Professorial Chair, Te Toi Ihorei ki Pūrehuroa, Massey University

Date: THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER 12 PM NZDT
Venue: Mezzanine Floor (1 Floor Entrance), Palmerston North City LibraryJoin the Facebook

Livestream on @caremassey

Link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/posts/4290919210924451

Talk Abstract:The title transforming Indigenous education is deliberately ambiguous – both meanings are intended. That is, given the persistence of high and disproportionate outcomes of inequality within Māori and Indigenous communities there needs to be transformative change with respect to both the processes and outcomes of education. We will not have a revolution of our unequal social and economic conditions without a prior or simultaneous educational revolution. In this presentation I argue the need for Indigenous educators to be able to work across the intersections of simultaneously being a scholar, critical activist and transformer.In this presentation Prof. Smith shares stories that illustrate this approach and challenge the dominant institutional pressures to become ‘privatized’ academics.About the Speaker:Professor Smith is a prominent and internationally regarded Māori educationalist and scholar who has been at the forefront of transforming Māori and Indigenous education and schooling. His work links theoretical thinking and practical applications within an ongoing cycle of transformative praxis.Professor Smith’s earlier training was in Social Anthropology and he completed a MA (Hons) dissertation on ‘Māori Rituals of Encounter’ entitled ‘The Significance of Green Leaves in Pohiri Ritual’. He trained as a teacher at Auckland Teachers College and taught in Auckland schools. He also lectured in Education at Auckland College of Education. He was one of the first teachers and developers of a Kura Kaupapa Māori – a Māori philosophy and principles-based School. These schools have grown from a single entity in 1988 to over seventy-five publicly funded schools in 2015. His theoretical leadership in the Education Department at the University of Auckland helped inform the emergence of Māori Education as a distinct field of study across the New Zealand Tertiary Sector. This work has encouraged a wide range of academic studies focused on overthrowing persisting inequities within and as a result of education and schooling in New Zealand. His significant contribution to New Zealand education is to be seen in his work related to Kaupapa Māori as a theory of Transformative Praxis.#CAREPublicTalkSeries#Transforming#IndigenousEducation#Kaupapa#Māori#Enactment#Aotearoa#NewZealand
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CARE Covid19 Lecture Series-Lecture #4 : COVID, Freud & the Small House at Allington

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series-Lecture #4 : COVID,Freud & the Small House at Allington with Dr. David Hill, M.D, Health Hub Project, New Zealand

Lecture#4:
COVID,Freud & the Small House at Allington
with Dr. David Hill, M.D, Health Hub Project, New Zealand


CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series Lecture 4: COVID, Freud & the Small House at Allington with Dr. David Hill, Health Hub Project, New Zealand
Facebook Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/287868709275072/

Abstract: The Covid pandemic has shown how fragile our illusion of superiority is. It has exposed the failure of our systems to cope with a pandemic, failures driven by policies that have created vast inequalities and inequities in our societies. It has also demonstrated how we use language and the psychology presentation and the use of language to represent truth. The Victorians in their novels, from Dickens, to Trollope and George Eliot used prolix and obfuscation to avoid talking about sex and sexuality, just as Freud focussed on behaviours and their sexual representations so do our current politicians use the same tools of prolix and obfuscation to hide truth and promote self interest and the interest of the oligarchs at the expense of the people they represent.
Health and health care have been used as a political tool for years and it is only at times like this that its vulnerability becomes apparent. The health system is controlled by dysfunctional bureaucracies that do not reflect the psychosocial progress of our society and the need for grass roots movement to renew and deepen our democracy. We cannot change what we do unless our organisations change to reflect our social world. They must be flexible, agile and able to listen, sense and respond to their communities. The presentation will discuss ways this can be achieved.

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:

In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.

More info on CARE Facebook: @CAREMassey & @healthhubprojectNZ

#CAREMassey #CARECovidLectureSeries #COVID19 #HealthHubProjectNZ
#Freud #SmallHouse #Allington #CAREMasseyNZ #MasseyCJM #MasseyBusinessSchool #MasseyUni

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series- Lecture #3: Prejudice and Covid-19: National Similarities and Differences

CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series Lecture 3: Prejudice and Covid-19: National Similarities and Differences with

Prof. Stephen Croucher, Head – School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing, Massey University

Lecture#3:
Prejudice and Covid-19: National Similarities and Differences with Prof. Stephen Croucher, Head-School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing Massey University

Abstract:
The Covid-19 outbreak has brought increased incidents of racism, discrimination, and violence against varied minority groups: “Asians” in the United States and many European nations, “ultra Orthodox Jews” in Israel, “Jews” in the Palestinian state, and “foreigners” in some European nations. In the US for example, since January 2020, many Asian Americans have reported suffering racial slurs, wrongful workplace termination, being spat on, physical violence, extreme physical distancing, etc., as media and government officials increasingly stigmatise and blame Asians for the spread of Covid-19. Thus, using integrated threat theory (ITT) as a framework, this discussion explores how prejudice has manifested during the Covid-19 crisis with various minority groups being blamed for virus and its spread. In addition, the discussion will report on preliminary results of an ongoing multi-national study examining prejudice and Covid-19 in the US, Spain, Italy, and New Zealand.

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:
In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.
More info on CARE Website: http://sites.massey.ac.nz/care/
#CAREMassey #CARECovidLectureSeries #Prejudice#COVID19 #MasseyUni

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series Lecture#2: Building & sustaining equality with Prof. Mohan Dutta

Lecture#2: Solidarities among communities, activists, unions, movements and academics: Building & sustaining equality with Prof. Mohan Dutta, Director CARE

Facebook Livestream link – https//www.facebook.com/events/224911882146831/

Abstract:
What does the practical work of building infrastructures for communicative equality look like? COVID19 has made visible the entrenched inequalities across the globe that are systematically erased. Moreover, its trajectory as well as the interventions created to address it have further exacerbated inequalities within societies. In this backdrop, what does the ongoing work of building and sustaining communicative equality look like? This talk will outline the concept of solidarity as a framework for organizing relationships among academics, activists, unions, movements, and communities. It will argue that solidarity works as a de-centering anchor, one that destabilizes the hegemonic categories of knowledge production, instead placing the labour of theory work amidst the struggles for equality. Based on the various forms of activist interventions carried out by CARE, I will examine the various strategies for building and sustaining solidarities, focusing on the necessary work of transforming the academe amid COVID19.

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:
In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.
More info on CARE Website: http://sites.massey.ac.nz/care/
#CAREMassey #CARECovidLectureSeries #CommunicativeEquality #COVID19 #MasseyUni

CARE Covid19 Lecture Series-Lecture #1 : Communicative Equality & Covid19

CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series Lecture 1 : Communicative Equality and COVID 19 with Prof. Mohan Dutta

Live Stream link- https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/239562410577249/

The first lecture of the series, delivered by Dean’s Chair Professor and Director of CARE Mohan J. Dutta, will examine one of the key concepts of the culture-centered approach, communicative equality. We will explore the ways in which communicative equality plays out amidst COVID19, materializing the fault lines of the pandemic and offering radically transformative anchors for re-organizing human health and wellbeing.

About CARE COVID19 Lecture Series:
In this lecture series, we will cover the various aspects of health communication within the context of the COVID19 pandemic. From strategies of risk messaging, to community organizing, to systems of governance, to processes of structural transformation, we will explore the ways in which communication is constituted by the crisis and in turn, constitutes the crisis. Anchored in the key tenets of the culture-centered approach (CCA), the series will draw on lectures, conversations, and workshops with community organizers, activists, academics, and policy makers across the globe.
More info on CAREMassey Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/239562410577249/
#CAREMassey#CARECovidLectureSeries#CommunicativeEquality#COVID19#MasseyUni

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation + Te Tiriti Based Futures -21-28-March 2020 Events

Upcoming CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation Events during the National Anti-racism week.

Te Tiriti-based Futures + Anti-Racism 2020 is an innovative (inter)national, online and offline, Tiriti-based, anti-racism and decolonisation event in Aotearoa. CARE is proud to be partnering and participating is this community driven event that will run for 10 days starting 21 March 2020.

RSVP on @CAREMassey events below

21 MARCH 2020
2PM – 4PM City Library PNCC, Events centre
White Paper Launch:
The Experience & Effects of Racisim in Aotearoa New
Zealand.
#Photovoice
#ichoosehighbury launch

22 MARCH 2020
4PM City Library PNCC,Events centre
#ENDTHEHATE: Stratergies for dismantiling hate.

5:30PM
MOVIE SCREENING: Waru.
koha entry

23 MARCH 2020
4PM – 7PM City Library PNCC,Events centre
Connecting anti- racist struggle: From indigenous resistance to refugee rights.- Marise Lant

24 MARCH 2020
6PM – 8PM
Dismantaling Racisim with Andrew Judd, Marise Lant and the Feilding Advisory board.

26 MARCH 2020
11AM – 1PM St. Michael’s Marae Highbury
The Racist Roots Of Colonialism Speakers: Rodney Graham & Marise Lant.

4PM – 7PM Youth Space Youth Voice For Social Change -Dismantaling Racism.

-5:30PM Youth Panel Online Stratergies For Challenging Hate
Skype presentation
-Tauiwi Tautoko
-Q&A with Laura, Action Station, Director

27 MARCH 2020
2PM – 4PM Japan LT MASSEY
– CARE Public Panel: “Islamophobia, Hindutva, & Hate”

28 MARCH 2020
11AM – 11:45AM
#ENDTHEHATE Bus ride

12PM – 4PM PNNC – Square
“Community Dialouge On Anti-Racism ”
-Looking Forward
-Poetry, Open mic, Spoken word
-Poster making #ENDTHEHATE

#EndTheHate #WhakamutuaTeMauāhara#TeTiritiBasedFutures + #AntiRacism2020

CARE Event: Pizza and conversation about racism

Have YOU experienced racism at @MasseyUni? Share your stories over
FREE pizza with us at CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation

Come & join us at CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation
Time: 4:00PM
Place: BUSINESS STUDIES CENTRAL GROUND FLOOR ROOM 1.06
If you get lost ring!
0800MASSEY extn 85662
#AntiRacismWeek2020#TeTiriBasedFutures2020#CAREMassey#MasseyUni