Friday, June 25, 2010

Shadow Puppets for Social Justice

CREATING EQUITY: INQUIRY & ART MAKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
At Oakland Unified School District's SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE
Facilitated by Arzu Mistry & Evan HastingsHow can we use the arts as a medium for dialogue?
Teachers brought stories and dreams illuminating the space between shadows they navigate on a journey for justice.
A collaborative shadow puppet performance dialogue, engaged issues including: racism with low expectations for urban youth, gang pressures and influence in elementary school, and the need for safe clean parks and playgrounds.

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