Free Guild Resource / Webinar

CYD Toolkit Series: Social Justice in the Classroom

Published: 2019-12-15

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


Resources mentioned:

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

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