Student Institute: Social Change
BABATUNDE LEA & THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INVITE STUDENTS TO CREATE SOCIAL CHANGE
THROUGH MUSIC & THEATRE
Students in this Fall 2010 Institute will:
Attend performances by visiting artists,
participate in three workshops with the visting artists,
engage weekly interracial dialogue,sions,
and take part in a final performance.
WORKSHOPS WITH VISTING ARTISTS
Crossing the River: Playback Theatre
Workshop: Sunday, September 19, 2-5pm
Drawing from Theatre of the Oppressed and Training for Change, this workshop will begin with activities to uncover privilege, emphasis unpacking emotions is Playback Theatre short forms and then move into a story-telling session.
Workshop: Saturday, October 23, 2-4pm
Formally known as Bujo Kevin Jones, is a talented percussionist and veteran of the Jazz and R&B scene. In conjuction with Babatunde Lea, she will participate in an Educultural Concert and Conversation associated with music that enlighten and inspire, while sharing her experiences establishing a transgender identity.
Workshop: Thursday, November 11, 3:30-5:30pm
In this powerful writing and performance workshop Fall Convocation speaker, Ariel Lucky, offers participants a unique opportunity to develop their voice through interactive writing exercises, group feedback and practice performances. Based on June Jordan's celebrated Poetry for the People model, this workshop helps participants learn how to craft their poetry into articulate declarations of artistic and community empowerment.
eRace: Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm in Breidenbaugh 311
Dialogue Sessions: Join a small and vibrant group students, representing Gettysburg's ethnic make up, who gather weekly to discuss racial issues at Gettysburg College, in the world, and in their personal lives. We engage in dialogue in an environment that is respectful, frank and even humorous to dismantle racial myths, expose white privilege, confront internalized racism.
Final Perfromance: Thursday, December 9, 11:30-1:00pm
Participants will write and perform their own expression of justice, accompanied by percussionist Babatunde Lea.