Events & Lectures

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019

CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter, and AIDS historian. Her most recent book is the novel Maggie Terry, a tale of murder and intrigue.
Dubois House  From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. Her work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behavior and Traumatized behavior resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference.

Date: February 20-22, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

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