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Event name

An Exploration of Race and Racism in America

When

Thu 12 / 10 / 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Where

Online

Price

FREE

Limited capacity: Registration Closed

Please note: This session is no longer accepting participants.
If you wish to sign up for the winter session, please email info@nnvdc.org.
 
An Exploration of Race and Racism in America through Forum Theater
 
Through monthly Zoom meetings, gather with Village members across DC to explore attitudes and experiences with systemic racism through Forum Theater.
 
The virtual meetings will take place from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on October 1st, October 29th, November 19th and December 3rd.
 
Participants must commit to all four sessions. Acting experience is NOT required.
 
About the Program:                                                                                                                           
 
Our Purpose: 

To use Forum Theater as an innovative, challenging and thoughtful way to explore the topic of race and racism, including a broader critical analysis of bias, identity, intersectionality and privilege.  

Objectives: 

  • Increase awareness of systemic racism in America
  • Discuss approaches of dismantling racism
  • Define terms and concepts related to racism, bias and discrimination
  • Increase comfort with engaging in conversations about race
  • Engage in Forum Theater to explore racism, bias and discrimination
  • Engage in self-reflection

Structure:

  • Participants will use Forum Theater, a technique where actors and non-actors rehearse multiple interventions into specific scenarios of oppression developed by the group, to address a wide range of issues of systemic inequality
  • Through conversations, workshops, and rehearsals, participants will develop this technique for use in a final performance
 
To register, please contact Stephanie Chong at schong@nnvdc.org or call 202-935-6060.
 
This program is brought to you in partnership with the
George Washington University Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service