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The Social Enterprise, in partnership with Survivors Fund (SURF) is organising a free series of Rembrance and Trauma workshops on the realities and challenges of encountering trauma when conducting, recording, translating and editing oral history interviews.

Over the six-week programme, participants will develop a basic understanding of how to effectively record testimonies of survivors of genocide, and an awareness of trauma and how it may be triggered, particularly in spaces of remembering and re-telling traumatic experiences from the past (especially oral history interviews and testimony recording).

The workshops are practice-based, with participants working with testimonies to understand and document their emotions in engaging with them, to develop an understanding of the personal impact that the work has on them.

The workshop will be led by the Founder and Director of The Social Enterprise, David Russell, who also serves as the UK Coordinator of Survivors Fund (SURF). For over 15 years he has been working with testimonies of survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, editing Survival Against the Odds, a volume of testimonies of survivors, as well as curating Heroes of our Time, an exhibition of testimonies of survivors.

The workshops will be held in North London in May to June 2019. For further information, please contact david(at)

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March 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm

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