A unique series of events with four of our storytellers who have grappled with shame. These conversations explore their lives and the insights they have gained as they continue to find a way to navigate their relationship with shame. This is an opportunity to bring language to what is rarely spoken about as it often lies in a place of secrecy and silence.

This conversation will explore how the concept of forgiveness can itself be seen as shaming at specific times in history. Jo will delve into her extensive experiences of being shamed publicly for over 40 years and her reflections on how she continues to make meaning as a resilient act against shame.

From where I came from I used to feel shame but I can’t be shamed in the same way any more.

About the guest

Jo Berry founded the charity Building Bridges for Peace and is an international speaker and workshops facilitator committed to bringing peace to the world. When her father Sir Anthony Berry MP was killed in the IRA Brighton Bombing during the 1984 Tory Party Conference, Jo was thrown into a conflict she knew very little about.

Since then she has visited Ireland many times and worked with victims and former combatants from all sides. In November 2000 she met Patrick Magee, the former IRA activist responsible for her father’s death.

Event details

In conversation with Jo Berry

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Time: 18.30 – 19.30 BST – to see what time this will be where you live click here

Ticket price: £6 – if you can pay more, then please do add a donation.
The price of the ticket includes access to the recording of the event for one week after.

Location: Your living room (via zoom)…



About the host

Sandra Barefoot has worked for over 13 years leading our prison programme RESTORE. Her extensive experience in facilitating group processes exploring trauma and pain led her to question with colleagues the vital place shame plays in how we see ourselves and others.

Sandra’s exploration of shame has led her to understand how vital the place of finding a new language to be able to explicitly speak of shame. In hosting these conversations, she hopes to explore the complexity of how this language shapes itself within our lives and provides us with the ability to strengthen our resilience from shame.