Creative Responses in the Face of Injustice

Date:  to
Event type:  Workshop
Region:  Brisbane
Organiser:  Healing and Justice
Pricing:  190


Address:  BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace
Suburb:  Paddington
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4064


Name:  Dương/Ocean Đặng
Phone Number:  0424 162 213
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Please join us on the 14 May 2021 for, ‘Creative Responses in the Face of Injustice’. This workshop is especially for social/community workers who want to explore and practice creative strategies for responding to social injustices. 

Most of us entered community work with a commitment to social justice. But many of us find ourselves working in contexts that call on us to violate the very ethics that brought us to this work. This workshop will be an opportunity to share and practice creative skills and strategies for responding to these injustices. 

In this small group workshop, we explore: 

  • How can we move beyond the binary of doing nothing and doing something big?
  • How can our ethical frame guide our responses to power and oppression?
  • How do we honour resistance in its many forms?
  • How can we hold on to solidarity in political contexts that set us up against each other? 
  • How do we build collective ways of responding?

 This will be an in-person workshop and limited to 15 participants.  

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Detailed information on accessibility here –

For more information contact Ocean 0424 162 213 or Naomi – [email protected] 



Dương/Ocean Đặng

Ocean (she/her) is a Vietnamese settler, therapist, supervisor and facilitator living and working on Jaggera and Turrbal country. Trained as a social worker and narrative therapist, and brought up through prison abolition and anti-violence organising, Ocean has spent the last several years working to articulate the connection between collective liberation and personal transformation through political education and counselling. Guiding and grounding her work is a commitment to supporting people to respond to trauma and violence in a context of safety, dignity and social justice. For more info see

Naomi Barrett

Naomi (she/her) is a social worker who has been working in the anti-violence community sector for over the last 12 years, most of this time working with survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. Naomi is a settler from England and has lived in Meanjin since emigrating. She is interested in the ways people resist and respond to the violence they experience and the strategies of survival that have gotten them through times of struggle. Her engagement is informed by social justice, narrative practice and intersectional feminism. She is also committed to practices of self and collective accountability which examines power and privilege.