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Journal of Divergence 2021

The Journal of Divergence is our Mad, Divergent and Neurodivergent seminar. This year's theme of Reclamation will bring together a collection of speakers with lived experience of mental distress, difference and/or addiction to share their knowledge on a variety of topics that affect our communities.


Speakers include ( find out more here! ):
Annie Southern
Gina Giordani and Danielle Whitburn
Ian Johnson
Kelly Ngaronoa
Kelly Pope
Kevin Harper
Steve Carter
Hosted by Hannah Whittaker-Komatsu

While the seminar finishes at 3pm we will be hosting a screen of Medicating Normal followed by a panel discussion in the evening (keep an eye out for details)!

We have kept registrations low at $5 registration fee will include a cuppa, but does not include lunch, however, there is a cafe on-site if your tummy needs refilling! And please, if cost is a barrier, please make contact at

If you are planning to come together as a group and would like to sit together, please do all registrations within one transaction. This will allow us easily identify who wishes to sit together and support us with follow Alert Level 2 public health measures. If you find that you are unable to do this and you are wishing to sit with others, can you please contact us at


Friday 18 September 2020

9.00 am - 2 pm


The Lounge, Oxford Terrace Baptist Church

286 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch


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