Concentrated Poverty and Education

Concentrated Poverty and Education is a performance by parents-students-teachers focusing on concentrated poverty and how it affects the Rochester City and the region.  Light lunch will be available prior to the performance and child care will be provided.  For a review of the last performance by D & C's Liz Hallmark, go here.  You can also go to the facebook event.

WARNING:  Participants in the event may go from spectators to “spect-actors”.

Performance at 1 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014
First Unitarian Church
220 S. Winton Rd. Rochester, NY 14620

This is a presentation by School 12 PTA  of a Theater of the Oppressed forms developed by Brazilian director, popular educator and Workers Party activist Augusto Boal (1931-2009). Boal's interactive approach to theatrical expression emphasizes physical dialogues, non-verbal imagery, consensus-building and problem-solving processes, and techniques for developing awareness of both external and internalized forms of oppression. An innovative approach to public forums and dialogue, Forum Theater is rooted in the Brazilian popular education and culture movements of the 1950s and 1960s and is especially useful as an organizing tool in movements seeking to affect social justice and radical social transformation. It is also a very useful tool for mobilizing people, teaching them the skills to self-organize, and for building social movements and creating a viable sense of egalitarian and democratic community.

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