Hope and Social Change Seminar
There are fewer times of uncertainty than when discovering some form of deep wrongdoing and wondering what to do about it. Do you disclose your findings and who to? Will you be heard? What will the response be? How will it impact on your future and those are around you? Join PhD student Ian Foxley for the third instalment of the 'Hope and Social Change' Symposium Series.
This seminar will look at three stages:
- Hope in the disclosure phase: what are the sources of hope throughout this uncertain process? What positive elements can be found to support the individual throughout the whistleblowing process? What is it that drives the individual onwards to secure a voice, gain a response and ensure that an effective remedy is put in place?
- Hope in the response phase: how does the individual gain a positive response from those in power and the organisation as a whole? How do we ensure that the messenger can deliver the (unwelcome) message without getting shot in the process? What sources of hope can we offer that protection will be afforded to those who have the courage to speak truth to power?
- Hope in the outcome phase? What hope do we have that an effective remedy will be implemented that will bring about lasting change? What hope can we offer others who may speak up in future?
The seminar will explore examples of collective action, social movements and civic solidarity that construct hope in the whistleblowing sphere through a combination of individual presentations and panel-based discussions.