This newsletter is becoming a useful resource on Liberation psychology and its connections with related fields of study and struggle. Did you know, for example that despite Bhutan touting its high levels of “Gross National Happiness” (as an alternative to the flawed Gross National Product), its military has murdered, raped, tortured and/or imprisoned many citizens, some of whom are now refugees in other places. The newsletter includes an article on work with Bhutanese refugees in the USA. I’m looking forward to the book that will appear this autumn by Mary Watkins and Ed Casey on the Mexico-USA border wall. They have recently visited Palestine to learn about the parallels with the apartheid separation wall erected by the Israeli occupation power. There are many other interesting things in this 36 page edition, with a lot of emphasis on ecological issues and indigenous traditions and knowledge.
Each year the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology Specialization of the MA/PhD Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute (https://www.pacifica.edu/degree-program/community-liberation-ecopsychology/) creates a newsletter that focuses on the community and ecological work of its students and faculty. We welcome your readership and hope you will find some inspiring ideas and approaches!
See articles on decoloniality, arts activism, affordable and secure housing, sacred activism and accompaniment, policy activism, and more!
Please enjoy our 2017 publication of Hearing Voices: www.pacifica.edu/wpcontent/uploads/2017/02/HearingVoices_2017.pdf
Mary Watkins and Helene Shulman announce the Spanish translation of Toward Psychologies of Liberation. We are grateful to Montserrat Chanivet Marabot for this translation. Please share this with others you think might be interested.
You can download the translation for free at http://mary-watkins.net/books/