Discipline of Sociology & Criminology Seminar Series 2023 | Collective inner change and development to have peace, justice and strong institutions
Discipline of Sociology & Criminology Seminar Series
Collective inner change and development to have peace, justice and strong institutions
Speaker: Dr Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon
Zoom: Email for link and more information – Leah Williams Veazey firstname.lastname@example.org
My seminar will be on awareness for action. How can inner development prepare practitioners and action researchers for peacebuilding and development from the inside out? Action research is participatory and a step forward from knowledge in an analytic way towards a sense of collective social agency. The problem I focus on is the Sustainable Development Goal SDG number 16, to have peace, justice and strong institutions. I will talk about how peace starts within, and why cultivating collective inner development is needed to achieve SDG 16. The social agent’s inner condition is the measurable tool to address meaningful activism and research in which there’s a responsibility to own relational interactions with those working in and with vulnerable contexts. According to the Inner Development Goals IDGs, the skills such as being (relationship to Self), thinking (cognitive skills), relating (caring for Others and the World), collaborating (social skills), and acting (enabling change) have been recommended as an essential framework to achieve SDGs by the United Nations UN. I will talk about my involvement as part of the IDGs Scientific Advisory Board and my contribution to critical inner tools such as listening for the IDG toolkit
Dr Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon is Honorary Associate with Peace and Conflict Studies (Master of Social Justice) at the University of Sydney. Her interdisciplinary research explores the inner and outer underpinnings of human experience in human agency.