From Image to Action: Using Theatre of the Oppressed for Social Change (Mar 2013)

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From Image to Action: Using Theatre of the
Oppressed for Social Change

Sunday, Mar 10, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in NYC
$100 (sliding scale, service donations and scholarships available)

Are you a community organizer, political activist or social worker? Do you organize individuals and communities to mobilize for justice? Do you want more creative tools to make change?

In order to achieve social, political and economic justice we must continually evolve our strategies for organizing and action. Art is a powerful political tool, but how can it be used for concrete action? Can creative expression be used to develop strategies for organizing? Theatre of the Oppressed offers a wide array of techniques that explore strategies to address oppression. The techniques were designed to raise consciousness and create action for individual and social change. Participants will be guided through a series of games and exercises that challenge how one understands their environment and communities. Through discussion and exploration, participants will be encouraged to explore systems of oppression and learn how to TO can be used as a tool to develop concrete plans of action to face oppression and change the world.

We seek to involve activists, artists, social justice workers, educators, community leaders–anyone who seeks to use this training to further their pedagogical, social justice and organizing work. Participants of all experiences, identities, abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to register.

The fee for this workshop is $100, but we have a strong flexible payment policy to help make these tools available to all who need them. If you are unable to pay the full amount there are other options including payment plans, service donations, sliding scale or scholarships. For more information on payment options, please go to our Flexible Payment Policy page.

TO REGISTER click on the button below, or visit theforumproject.org/offerings/imagetoaction/register.