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The Community, Identity and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN) is a public intellectual space where research activities are encouraged and promoted. This broad network aims to draw together and foster scholarly investigation of new diasporas and changing meanings of displacement and identity. It is an intellectual space where new questions about indigeneity, racism, refugees, sense of place, social inclusion, social justice, transnationalism and xenophobia can be raised, debated and discussed.

The aim of this podcast is to showcase the ways in which people and communites shape places of creativity, empowerment, discovery, repair and develop connections to cultural identity and wellbeing.

This first series are seven conversations from the project: Documenting Community-Based Arts Approaches to Foster Social Connectedness and Health Equity

The creatives are in conversation with Chris Sonn and Matthew Klugman


PAPER – Blak Women’s Healing: Cocreating Decolonial Praxis Through Research Yarns

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Paola Balla, Karen Jackson, Rowena Price, -  Moondani Balluk, Victoria University Amy F. Quayle, and Christopher C. Sonn - Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University This article is informed…

BOOK – Poking the WASP Nest Young People, Applied Theatre, and Education about Race

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Authors: André de Quadros, Dave Kelman, Julie White, Christopher C. Sonn, and Alison M. Baker This innovative project wrapped research around a youth theatre project. Young people of colour and…

PAPER – Fostering and sustaining transnational solidarities for transformative social change: Advancing community psychology research and action

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Christopher C. Sonn, Rachael Fox, Samuel Keast, Mohi Rua As we planned this special issue, the world was in the midst of a pandemic, one which brought into sharp focus…

PAPER – Subjectivities and the Space of Possibilities in Youth Programs: Countering Majoritarian Stories as Social Change in the Australian Context

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Samuel Keast & Christopher  Sonn The status quo of many not-for-profit organisations is well-intentioned service provision often coupled with an absence of critical understanding sustained by the restricting nature of neoliberal…