What Our Students Know About Racial Justice, Systemic Violence and Law Enforcement. A Report From Political Economy Days.

Description: This hands-on workshop will use the techniques of The Pedagogy and Theatre of The Oppressed to collectivize the participants’ knowledge in order to broaden and deepen our understanding of race relations in the USA. Together will examine our perceptions of the root and systemic conditions that have erupted into the devaluing of Black lives and those of other People Of Color, especially at the hands of Law Enforcement. With...

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Facing Our Truth: First Rehearsal • First Dialogue

On October 17, 2016, we invited our community to participate in the first rehearsal of the plays. Usually the first reading of a play to begin the rehearsal process is a mostly private event for the cast and artistic staff. In this case, the intention of the work is to create a springboard for dialogue, and so, the first rehearsal would not be complete without the first dialogue.  Towards the end of the evening, participants will be pointed to...

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Dance On Film Students Respond to Racial Representations in Stormy Weather

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed Stormy Weather. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your...

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Dance On Film Students Respond to Racial Representations in The Wiz

In a recent session of Molly Faullkner’s DNCE 102 Survey of Dance on Film, students watched and discussed The Wiz. In the comments to this post, they will share some of their reactions.  Read the comments below and please, add your thoughts to the dialogue.  Remember to be considerate and respectful in the way you choose to express your...

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Sociological Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Life Chances.

Students, This discussion is focused on understanding our world from a sociological perspective.  To bring that into focus please comment on the following sentence: How has your social location affected your life chances with a particular focus on gender and ethnicity? Before you post a comment, consider the following definitions. 1. Social location is composed of all those social characteristics that define your identity.  History (meaning the...

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