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Combat, killing and vegetable stew

  • 136A Cromwell Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

In an era of industrialised, compartmentalised and remote-controlled killing, Jeff Sparrow guest-programs this evening of discussion addressing the complex psychology of violence in its many forms. Join us with Stephanie Convery and Jeff Sparrow from 5-8pm on Sunday August 14.

As well as being the deputy editor of Overland and a Melbourne-based writer, Stephanie Convery is training in boxing. From her training and research, Stephanie will lead an embodied discussion on the implications of race, gender and violence in sport. Stephanie's work has appeared in The Guardian, Overland, Meanjin, ABC’s The Drum, The Big Issue and other local and international publications.

Join us for dinner. We've made stew, what else can we say? Vegan, gluten free. As far as we know no-one was harmed in its making.

Jeff Sparrow - writer, editor and broadcaster - has researched and written extensively on the social and psychological consequences of killing in war, capital punishment and slaughterhouses. In light of the Chilcot report, Jeff examines the increasing normalisation of permanent war and the effects it has on a society; not only in terms of the number of people killed, but also in the creation of killers. Jeff is the author of a number of books, he currently writes a fortnightly column for the Guardian and is the co-host of 3RRR's breakfast show.

5-8pm Sunday August 14 2016
136A Cromwell St, Collingwood
$15 bookings essential, places limited