Experiential Workshop Exploring Diversity, Nov. 2-3

Global Visionaries and The Mandala Center for Change jointly present:

Diversity: Evolving from Reality to Truth

Do you ever wonder

How does our gender, ethnicity, and other social group memberships affect our experience in the world and how others experience us? How can we work together to create a just and healthy world for all?

For anyone interested in re-humanizing humanity including community organizers, activists, teachers, social workers, therapists, workshop leaders, and more, this workshop explores the issues that surface under the general term “diversity”. Often associated just with race, this also includes gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, nationality, and more. Throughout the two-day workshop, you will develop a deeper awareness about societal systems, your own social rank and its impact on situations, as well as strategies to be become a more effective ally to yourself and others, whether it be around institutions or in your own personal life.

Despite the serious nature of the issues, the process is remarkably playful and experiential, employing interactive tools such as the Theatre of the Oppressed to generate an honest dialogue on systematic oppression – the “isms” – that divide people through inequity and injustice. Through story sharing and problem solving, our goal is to increase awareness, empathy, and empowerment towards action.

Date: Sat & Sun, November 2-3, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Room 206, El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle
Cost: $200

Participants in a workshop on the Theatre of the Oppressed in New York City:

To register, follow this link

For Program info only, contact the Mandala Center:
P: 360-344-3435 | E: info@mandalaforchange.com


Meet the Facilitators:

Cheryl Harrison

Cheryl Harrison: Former and founding member of Seattle Public Theater’s Theater of Liberation Ensemble, Cheryl has been active in anti-oppression and empowerment work since the mid 1980’s. Cheryl has worked with an array of communities such as homeless youth, domestic violence survivors, school age youth, nurses, work transition programs (YWCA), as well as universities and colleges. Through her work Cheryl is committed to facilitating self-awareness and empowerment for individuals and communities as a means to create a world which values equity, understanding and compassion for all peoples around the world.

Marc Weinblatt

Marc Weinblatt: Formerly Co-Artistic Director of the Seattle Public Theatre, Marc has been a professional educator, theatre artist, activist, and workshop facilitator since 1980. He is an internationally recognized leader in the use of Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed (T.O.) and has trained thousands in the use of the techniques through classes and trainings since the early 1990’s. Marc has worked with communities ranging from police to homeless youth, grassroots organizers and laborers to University deans. He also directs the multi-generational Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble which incorporates T.O. and Playback Theatre to generate community dialogue on social issues.


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