[TimorLesteStudies] UNSW Seminar: Youth perspectives on the crisis in Timor Leste

Jennifer Drysdale jenster at cres10.anu.edu.au
Mon Jun 4 12:12:16 EST 2007


>NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61(2) 9385 2517,
>Fax: +61(2) 9313 6185, Email: sphcm at unsw.edu.au, 
>Web: www.sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au
>Like stepping stones in the River:
>Youth perspectives on the crisis in Timor Leste
>Speakers:       Mr Kiera Zen, Chief Investigator 
>and Creative Director, East Timor Insight
>Ms Natalie Grove, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW
>Venue:       John B. Reid Theatre, Australian 
>Graduate School of Management (AGSM), University 
>of New South Wales (located near the Gate 11 
>carpark, UNSW upper campus), Randwick, Sydney.
>Date:       Tuesday 19 June, 2007
>Time:       3.30 ­ 5.00pm
>RSVP:       Jacqui Miller (Email: 
>jacqui.miller at unsw.edu.au, Ph: 02 - 9385 1925)
>Parking:       Gate 11 Carpark, off Botany Street, Randwick
>Map:       http://www.unsw.edu.au/maps/maps.html
>Kiera Zen is the Chief Investigator and Creative 
>Director at ETIS (East Timor Insight).  An 
>experienced social researcher, Kiera is based in 
>Dili and is the co-investigator on the Youth in 
>Action project. ETIS is a Marketing and Social 
>Research agency established in August 2005 to 
>accommodate the growing demand for social, 
>political and market research. More information 
>about ETIS is available at www.et-insight.com
>Natalie Grove is an SPHCM staff member and is 
>the Principal Investigator on the Youth in 
>Action Project. This project is a collaboration 
>between Plan Timor Leste (NGO), UNSW and East 
>Timor Insight. Natalie’s main research 
>interest is children and youth affected by conflict.
>Timor Leste made international headlines last 
>year with media reporting youth rioting in the 
>streets, houses burning and violent gang battles 
>against a backdrop of a bitterly divided 
>government unable to maintain law and order. 
>Today as the crisis continues, young people 
>across the country are struggling to understand 
>the conflict and what it means for Timor’s future.
> From November 2006 to February 2007, the Youth 
> in Action Project conducted over 50 
> participatory focus groups with 15-25yr olds in 
> Dili, Lautem and Aileu. We documented how young 
> people were experiencing the crisis and making 
> sense of it. In this presentation we will 
> explore why youth believe ‘the leaders 
> authored this crisis’, what influenced some 
> young people to join the fighting and how 
> revenge and payback for past injustices is 
> fuelling the ongoing violence in Dili.
>An impressive slide show of selected photographs 
>taken by young people aged 12-18 in camps for 
>Internally Displaced People, and collated 
>through a community-based project by PLAN 
>Timor-Leste, will also be screened.  It 
>powerfully captures the day-to-day realities and 
>perspectives of these young people.
>All welcome but please rsvp.
>RSVP:       Jacqui Miller (Email: 
>jacqui.miller at unsw.edu.au, Ph: 02 - 9385 1925)
>For more information about UNSW projects in 
>Timor-Leste contact Professor Anthony Zwi 
>(a.zwi at unsw.edu.au) or David Traynor (d.traynor at unsw.edu.au).
>Professor Anthony Zwi
>School of Public Health and Community Medicine
>& Associate Dean (International)
>Faculty of Medicine
>The University of New South Wales
>NSW 2052
>Phone: +61(2) 9385 2445
>Fax:     +61(2) 9385 1036
>Email:    a.zwi at unsw.edu.au
>Web:  http://www.sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au
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