In Seattle, classroom teachers and teaching artists are working collaboratively to provide students with creative, arts-based learning that is rooted in concepts of indigeneity, decolonization, and the use of liberatory frameworks. The Ethnic Studies and Theater of the Oppressed project, developed in partnership with the city-wide initiative Creative Advantage, brings teachers and teaching artists together to explore dynamics of power in order to co-create and engage in meaningful and relevant content with students.
In this one-hour webinar, we took a close look at this highly collaborative work and shared strategies for integrating similar creative youth development and social justice practices into your own professional development, teaching artist coaching and mentorship, and arts integrated curriculum.
James Miles, Executive Director, ArtsCorps
Jennifer Dunn, Teacher, Seattle Public Schools
Rachel Atkins, Playwright and Teaching Artist
Tina LaPadula, Teaching Artist / Arts & Equity Consultant, HeARTWork Collective
Washington State Ethnic Studies Now
Games for Actors & Non-Actors by Augusto Boal
Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Pedagogy for Liberation by Paulo Freire
Consider buying your books at a local black-owned bookstore