Welcome to Our 2021 Workshop!
…shall we see the light of possibility
     Through ingenuity
     Through human dignity
     Respecting ecology
     The life-sustaining
     Of solidarity?
Bonnie Selterman
Excerpt from an essay and poem
"Dignity Through Solidarity" — November 2021
This is Our Warmest Welcome and
Final Confirmation of Your Registration

Dignity Through Solidarity

Thursday – Saturday, December 9th – 11th, 2021
11:00 am – 3:30 pm (New York time)
Doors open at 10:45 am
Bonus Sessions: 3:45 – 4:30 pm

We are honored and delighted to have you join us for our 2021 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, hosted by Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) in partnership with the Morton Deutsch-International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

We are excited about convening our second workshop on Zoom! This platform allows us to connect with returning and many new friends from around the world! We have more than 100 friends from more than 30 countries registered!
Please Note
Thank you for keeping an eye out for the Zoom link that will be emailed to you
the night before the workshop on each day.
Thank you for having a look at the workshop webpage to make sure everything is okay with you. We will assume we have your permission to include the information posted on the webpage if we do not hear from you.
If we need to make corrections or updates, please send us a message: workshops@humiliationstudies.org
What makes this workshop so special?

  • This is a "co-created" workshop! This means it has grown out of the intellectual and creative contributions of many members of our HumanDHS community. We are deeply thankful to all who are sharing their time and energy to make this workshop meaningful and energizing for all!

  • This workshop is not a one-time event. Rather, it is part of a lifetime community-building effort aimed at cultivating mutually beneficial relationships and innovative ideas to stimulate constructive systemic change.

  • This is a transdisciplinary workshop. We are inspired by our participants from richly diverse backgrounds and experiences. This workshop is an opportunity to join others in understanding a wide range of perspectives about preventing and repairing humiliation while strengthening dignity in the world.

  • This workshop welcomes a highly diverse community of participants, from those who are at the height of their professional or scholarly achievement to those who are beginning their path as learners, seeking role models and mentors of dignity.

  • This workshop is highly participatory. Rather than lecture/presentations, we emphasize participation and conversation (Dignity + Dialogue = Dignilogues, rather than debate). Your participation is important to us. We hope you can join us for the entire workshop.

  • This workshop is a labor of love! HumanDHS does not have a paid staff, administrative assistance, or IT services. We are an "extreme, lean, green, but not mean" community, essentially a "do-it-together-with-dignity" community.

  • We do not charge a registration fee; however, we do have expenses (e.g., electronic services, communication expenses, etc.). If you would like to contribute, we warmly welcome your support according to your ability. Thank you!
How can you help make this a wonderful event for all involved?

  • Please kindly read the DigniZooming tips below.

  • Please keep an eye out for the Zoom link that will be emailed to you the night before the workshop.

  • In the days prior to and throughout the workshop, we will be very limited in our ability to respond to emails. Thank you for understanding.

  • Thank you for your kind support and understanding if we encounter technical problems during the workshop. All of us will be doing our best to navigate the Zoomosphere with dignity!
Conceptual peace and cultural diversity symbol of multiracial hands making a circle together around the world the Earth globe on blue sky background. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.
Useful Preparation for the Workshop
  • Thank you for updating your Zoom app in advance.
  • Thank you for testing your equipment (e.g., volume, camera, etc.).
  • Thank you for practicing Zoom with a friend before the workshop.
  • Thank you for reviewing DigniZoom-Netiquette for smoother Zooming.
  • Thank you for downloading a copy of the workshop program.
  • Thank you for arriving early, doors open at 10:45 am (New York time).
Please see the program as it evolves on our workshop website.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Thank you for joining us in co-creating a very special dignity workshop!

Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs, Founding President
Linda Hartling, PhD, Director
Uli Spalthoff, PhD, Director of Project Development and Systems Administration 
Michael Britton, EdD, PhD, Board Member 
Richard Slaven, PhD, Director of Dignifunding
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