CARE Covid19 Lecture Series #6: Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

CARE COVID-19 Lecture Series: #6 – Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

CARE COVID 19 Lecture Series – Lecture #6: Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach

Facebook Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/521984861829201/

Professor Arvind Singhal, from The University of Texas at El Paso will be speaking about Harnessing Distributed Wisdom and Practice-Based Evidence: The Positive Deviance Approach. Positive Deviance (PD) is a novel approach to individual, organizational, and social change based on the observation that in every community there exist certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing worse challenges The PD approach has been systematically employed in over 50 countries to address a wide variety of complex social problems, including
• Decreasing malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality in Vietnam

and Pakistan
• Reducing school dropouts in Argentina and in the U.S.; and
• Reducing hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. and Colombia.

Driven by data, the PD approach turns upside-down the normative ways of conducting expert-driven needs assessment and gap-analysis, and follows a systematic process of uncovering cost-effective and culturally appropriate solutions from within the local community.

Read more about Prof. Singhal

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.
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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.

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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: https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/
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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: https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/
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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/
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