AGA Keynote Presentation

OCT 6, 2021 from 11h-12h

In whose interest? Ethics and storytelling

Shirley Gunn

In her keynote address, Shirley will examine whose interests are served when looking at the topic of ethics and storytelling. Reflecting on twenty years of practice at the Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) in South Africa, Shirley believes her reflections have universal resonance. Importantly how do we address and resolve the fundamental question: In whose interest?

About our speaker

Shirley Gunn, a former trade unionist, anti-apartheid activist and freedom fighter of the South African liberation struggle, continues to be involved in human rights work in post-conflict South Africa. For over two decades, Shirley has served as executive director of the Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) based in Cape Town – promoting awareness and activism through oral history projects, media, educational materials and social interventions. HRMC is a founding member of the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) campaigning for truth, accountability, justice, and reparations for which Shirley currently serves as chairperson.  She is the author of Voices from the Underground, a book collecting eighteen life stories of members of the African National Congress’ military underground.

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